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Lobbyists open wallets to influence Pa. budget

Tweet When it became clear that the state budget was in crisis mode, three industries with much at stake in Harrisburg opened their wallets. Gambling interests, natural-gas drillers, and marlboro tobacco companies have since January spent more than $4.5 million combined on lobbying efforts, according to expense reports filed last week with the state. Those industries were among the few winners in a budget ravaged by the recession. Casinos are poi ... Jump to full article >>

Manhattan Institute replies (re McCaughey and tobacco lobby) UPDATED

Tweet In response to this item today, concerning Rolling Stone’s claim that Betsy McCaughey worked secretly with tobacco lobbyists when preparing her 1994 New Republic article about the Clinton health reform plan, I have just received this note from Lindsay Craig of the Manhattan Institute: “Below is a letter to the editor of Rolling Stone from Lawrence Mone, president, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. “In his article &# ... Jump to full article >>