New Jersey governor faces onslaught of lobbyists pushing pipeline project

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton

MARK HAND / THINKPROGRESS.ORG – At the federal level, the Trump administration has adopted a no-corporate-lobbyist-left-behind hiring practice that emphasizes placing former industry executives and lawyers in key decision-making positions where they can push policies that will benefit their former employers and clients.

At the state level, the revolving door is swinging in the opposite direction. Former regulators and government employees are getting their chance to cash in on the decisions they made as public employees that benefited their new clients. With huge amounts of dollars on the line, companies are hiring high-powered lobbying …

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