Jersey lifts secrecy of government lobbying groups

September 21, 2011

From Student Press Law Center:

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has struck a decisive blow for the transparency of government spending, ruling that lobbying groups created by government agencies cannot hide behind their “private” corporate status to conceal their records.

The Aug. 23 ruling strengthens the case for journalists and citizen watchdogs everywhere to seek greater public accountability for the powerful special-interest lobbies that represent school boards, cities, counties and other units of government.