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Re: Question about non-compete clauses

I don't know how it was done in Maine, but I know I for one spent some
time lobbying my local rep and local senator.  Others who know members of
the leadership also lobbied them,  I did my lobbying as a voter living in
the district the rep and senator represents as a constituent wanting a
piece of legislation approved....on my own time.  In Mass this is
generally how it was done, although I don't see anything wrong with
talking to a rep or senator if you are at the statehouse covering a story
and making your case.  I did not hear any rep or senator complain that
they were pressured, it was an issue of fairness.


On Sun, 16 Apr 2000 12:45:21 EDT Sptseditor@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 4/16/00 11:43:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> Dib9@aol.com 
> writes:
> <<  I 
>  also heard of some reporters lobbying legislators while at the 
> State House 
>  covering stories.  Journalists lobbying politicians.  Isn't there 
> something 
>  wrong with that? >>
> I wonder what their news directors would have done had they found 
> out about 
> reporters asking favors from politicians. I think it's a pretty 
> serious 
> compromise of integrity, but that's just the opinion of someone in 
> the 
> newspaper world...
> -Sean

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