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Editorial: Legislator-to-lobbyist “cooling off” period a “joke”
Posted By Rob Schofield On September 14, 2012 @ 9:01 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The Fayetteville Observer gets it right this morning with this editorial about the recent resignations of powerful state legislators Harold Brubaker and Richard Stevens  who quickly moved to cash in the world of political consulting and lobbying.
“Nobody’s doing anything illegal or, technically, anything wrong. They’re playing it by the book. Trouble is, the book still allows legislators to easily cash in on their power, and also allows lobbying firms to dangle the promise of big jobs to get their way with legislation.
The six-month cooling-off period is more a joke than real reform. We hope the General Assembly will try again.”
The only thing they forgot to add at the end that would have made the editorial completely accurate was the following:
“…but we’re not holding our breath.”
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URLs in this post:
 this editorial : http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/09/14/1203917
 the recent resignations of powerful state legislators Harold Brubaker and Richard Stevens: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2012/09/10/more-business-as-usual-on-jones-street/
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