Jason Murphey

Jason Murphey:  Consistently Consistent

Consider the following statement one might hear if they stay around the capitol very long: “If there is one consistent thing about that legislator, it is that he is consistently inconsistent!” This fact has been quite aptly demonstrated by what a…

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Jason Murphey:  The Lobbyist Shakedown

I have frequently expressed my view of the inappropriate influence of lobbyists over the legislative process. I once wrote about a certain group of government agency lobbyists this way: “They are professional relationship manipulation experts and…

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Jason Murphey:  Limiting the Power of Lobbyists

I once watched, “The Best Government Money Can Buy,” a documentary that details the considerable influence of lobbyists over the development and implementation of policy. It also clearly illustrates some of the constitutional and practical barriers…

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