Postman on Politics
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March 12, 2008 3:35 PM
Posted by David Postman
Some Olympia business lobbyists asked lawmakers for a $12,000 earmark to pay for rent they owe the state.
The state had failed to bill the lobbyists for their communal office space on the ground floor of the Capitol. Lobbyists said it was the state's problem and they didn't want to have to pay. At one time the debt was $24,000. Lobbyists had hoped lawmakers would pony up the rest. But it didn't fly.
"It just didn't make it," said Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
Maybe the lobbyists should charge admission tonight at the legislators' retirement party they are sponsoring.
Posted by blm
6:10 PM, Mar 12, 2008
Can someone explain why in this day and age that the State of Washington is housing lobbyists in the Capitol bldg itself? The rent isn't the issue, providing space at all for lobbyists in the Capitol is absurd.
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