Lawmakers hit up lobbyists, companies to fund national confab – The Boston Globe


Lawmakers hit up lobbyists, companies to fund national confab – The Boston Globe

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David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
Harriette Chandler.

Tapping lobbyists, special interests, and an array of blue-chip corporations, Democratic legislative leaders are raising seven-figure sums to bankroll a national conference of state lawmakers in Boston later this summer.
According to an e-mail recently obtained by the Globe, the companies targeted for solicitation include a host of those with business before the Legislature: retailers, banks, telecommunications firms, insurers, utilities, and a wide range of health-care providers.

The e-mail’s author, Senate majority leader Harriette Chandler, listed companies that have already agreed to funding, as well as those that are “in …

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