lobbying http://kmuw.org en Bill Bars Use Of Tax Dollars to Lobby KS Legislature http://kmuw.org/post/bill-bars-use-tax-dollars-lobby-ks-legislature <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters and opponents of a bill that would bar local governments and public entities from spending tax dollars on lobbying gathered Monday.</span></p><p>The bill would affect the abilities of cities, counties and universities to support or oppose legislation and make it a crime to spend public money on lobbying.</p><p>Manhattan Mayor Loren Pepperd says lobbying helped them get an airport, and allows them to stay on top of what’s happening in Topeka.</p><p>He says he talks to their local lawmakers, but that’s not enough.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:50:27 +0000 Stephen Koranda 12589 at http://kmuw.org Bill Bars Use Of Tax Dollars to Lobby KS Legislature