Finding other entrances in pursuit of access
Photo courtesy of Pine Tree Watchdog
By John Christie
Usually, lobbyists stay as far away as possible from investigative reporters. But this lobbyist was so fed up, he made an exception. His problem was also unexpected for a lobbyist: being denied access at the Maine Statehouse.
His job was to look out for the interests of Maine’s municipal governments, especially during budget season when the state legislature decides, among other things, how much aid to send to cities and towns.
“I think you ought to look into this,” he said. “Someone has to call them on this.”