Saturday, October 10, 2009

Are Public Education Lobbyists Funded by Taxpayers?

Bob Jackson suggests in his comment on facebook that the MEA and other education lobbyists are financed by PACs not taxpayers.

That is the whole point of Tom McMillin's transparency amendment to the school aid fund budget. Every district will have to report how much they spend out of their budget on lobbying. If Mr. Jackson is correct, we will know. Incidentally, here is an article from the Mackinac Center that sheds some light on the subject.

I encourage anyone with evidence to prove or disprove whether lobbyists for public education are funded with tax dollars to post their information.

Remember what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said: "Sunshine is the best disinfectant."

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