News Lobbying 101: Wining & Dining
posted by March 29 at 15:46 PMon
The author of the amendment that undid the bill to protect Maury Island from Glacier Northwest’s mining expansion, Rep. Al O’Brien (D-1, Mountlake Terrace), doesn’t show up Glacier Northwest’s lobbying expenditure reports.
Rep. Larry Springer (D-45, Kirkland), the other member of the Select Committed on Puget Sound who helped derail the Maury Island bill, sure does. Indeed, according to the report, Glacier lobbyist Steve Gano had Rep. Springer over for dinner at Gano’s house on February 22.
Politicians always scoff and say it doesn’t work this way. But it really does.