Cozen O’Connor: In Defense of Lobbyists: Why Do We Act as Though It’s a Sin to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances? [New York Daily News]

In Defense of Lobbyists: Why Do We Act as Though It’s a Sin to Petition the Government for a Redress Of Grievances?

Ken Fisher discusses the misconceptions about lobbyists in New York. In the article, Ken explains how meetings with lobbyists are often seen as suspicious and unsavory encounters, but in reality they help government function better by trying to figure out where private and public interests can find common ground. The article also notes that lobbyists are knowledgeable professionals, governed by both state and local laws that impose a code of conduct and mandate public disclosure of how much they are paid and by whom in order to mitigate any unethical actions.

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Kenneth K. Fisher

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