DN Subscriber, Teachers association lobbyists are not receiving
teachers pay, they are paid from member dues. Why not eliminate all lobbyists
rather than pick and choose.
Good idea. Good bill.Not a dime of tax money should be spend trying
to squeeze more tax money from the Legislature. If a city needs to lobby, they
have a mayor, city council or commissioners, and they can walk into the capitol
just like any other citizen and try to make their case. They WILL be recognized
and heard, and if their pleas have merit, will be acted upon.Do any
STATE agencies pay lobbyists? What about the teachers' union lobbyists who
are receiving teacher pay but are not in the classroom? End those too!
As much as I dislike government intrusion this is an appropriate and sound
measure. Elected officials, whether local, state, or federal assume they have a
franchise on wasting public funds. When a person is elected they have one
client; the citizens they represent. They don't need to call on some
professional wordsmith to do their job. If "the people" wanted a
professional lobbyist they could elect one. I have yet to see any candidate
campaign on the idea that they would spend the taxpayer's dollars to hire
someone to do their job.
Shouldn't this decision be left up to the elected city officials. I mean,
seems like the folks on the hill are always claiming to want less govt
interference from the Feds but they take no caution in pushing their
interference down the pike. I wonder if it has occurred to them just how
intrusive they are on individuals.