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True reform requires prohibition of government bodies lobbying with taxpayer dollars (access required)

Anyone who says talk is cheap hasn’t hired a lobbyist lately. Arizona government bodies know this well. They’ve been using millions of taxpayer dollars to pay lobbyists for years. Whether it’s fighting against tax cuts or for more government spending, government lobbyists are a powerful bunch. Taxpayer-funded lobbying — that is, government bodies lobbying other government bodies ...

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