Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Crackdown on Unethical Lobbyists...by Lobbyists?

The New York Sun reported this morning that there is a movement afoot to create a New York State Ethical Lobbyists Association. The motivation of this group would be to “represent the best elements of our industry, to improve our public image, and to promote public laws that hold each of us to the highest ethical and professional standards,” according to Chad Marlow, the founder of a lobbying agency called the Public Advocacy Group.

We appreciate any private efforts to enforce rigorous ethical standards in New York’s lobbying community, but it remains crucial that we move toward strengthening lobbying laws in the state.

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