Monday, April 16, 2007

Spitzer Makes Good on Promise to Increase Disclosure of Lobbyist Meetings

As he pledged during the campaign, Governor Spitzer is moving toward disclosure of his administration’s meetings with registered lobbyists. According to the New York Post:
The registry, which may be available for inspection later this week, delivers on the pledge made by Democratic candidate Spitzer last summer when he declared: "When somebody is a registered lobbyist and wants to meet with a government official, that is fair game for disclosure."

The new registry will disclose the name of the lobbyist, the person in the governor's office being lobbied, and the subject of the visit, an aide to Spitzer said.
Definitely a great step forward. We call on members of the Senate and Assembly to take similar steps toward increased disclosure of contact with lobbyists.

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