Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Pay-to-play legislation just moving the shells around?

An Inquirer piece expresses doubt that the new Nutter bills will do much to curb influence games in Philadelphia, giving examples of law firms that put more wait on city contracts or on the influence gained through large donations. Despite their concerns, I remain cautiously optimistic.

2 Comments:

Blogger Friedman said...

It's difficult to see how more transparency for professional services contracts won't be a great improvement.

9:48 PM  
Blogger ACM said...

Undoubtably. It's just creepy to imagine folks who'd rather have the (invisible) influence than the extra work...

10:53 AM  

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