Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lobbyists want a piece of 2nd Stimulus Bill


A diverse collection of interests — from city transit officials to labor unions to “clean tech” advocates — are clamoring to be added to the second stimulus package Congress may consider after the election.

Largely left out of the debate over the $700 billion rescue package directed at Wall Street’s teetering financial sector, lobbyists for other interests now believe it’s their turn to benefit from massive amounts of new government spending intended to avert a protracted recession.