Ban the Lobbyists and…

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Someone finally read the outside sections of the Governor’s budget and found his attempt to ban public entities from hiring lobbyists. This is a good idea and the Governor deserves credit; seems foolish and a bit circular to have public entities spend taxpayer funds to pay someone to go up to Beacon Hill to ask for… more taxpayer funds.

So, we’ll tip our hat to the Governor and raise him one — how about banning these same entities from making donations to charitable organizations? Shamie Center Board Member Tom Keane raised the issue several years ago and its still relevant.