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Capitol Perspectives: A Different Look at Lobbyists

by Phill Brooks

Secretary of State Jason Kander had an interesting observation when he announced his proposal to restrict special interest money in government and politics.

“It’s easy for politicians to vilify lobbyists,” Kander said. “Ironically ethics reform is likely more popular among lobbyists in Jefferson City than it is among legislators.”

I tend to agree with Kandor’s impression. I’ve heard some lobbyists complain at how they feel pressured to

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