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In South Florida, ‘pay to play’ beats good policy

September 29, 2009

MiamiThe Miami Herald reports that FBI arrests of three Broward County politicians last week was a good start, but that it’s only the tip of the iceberg. “The larger problem in South Florida government remains the pervasive, corrupting but utterly legal influence that money buys.”

“Getting the right lobbyist remains the paramount concern for government vendors, contractors, developers and interest groups. Long before the FBI sting nabbed Eggelletion, he was doubling down in an ethically bankrupt system, serving as a county commissioner while hiring himself out as a lobbyist.”

Legal ‘pay to play’ allows money to beat out good policy [Miami Herald]

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  1. September 30, 2009 6:02 pm

    Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so, Excellent post!

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