Michigan agencies use taxpayer money for lobbying

7:50 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Michigan agencies use taxpayer money for lobbying

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Staff time spent trying to influence lawmakers. Governor's spokesman says it's not "insidious."
Lobbying is normal in the course of public business, but when the government lobbies itself, the practice can involve taxpayer resources used to pursue a political agenda. Like expanding a state-run district that manages underachieving schools. Restructuring a major health care insurer. Or enacting right to work.