Family Ties

This Plain Dealer article discusses Rep. Steve LaTourette’s appointment to the House Appropriations Committee and his wife’s actions to avoid “conflict of interest perceptions.” When it became clear that Steve was going to be appointed to the Appropriations Committee, I … Continue reading

CO: Hiring?

Will Colorado hire a federal lobbyist?  This Denver Post article discusses the question. It is not unheard of for a state to hire a federal lobbyist. Seven state governments currently pay for one, and 24 more states have at least one … Continue reading