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December 15, 2009


Elaine: For not being there, this was a great summary of all the candidates and what took place at the meeting.

One doesn't need to be a lobbyist to help corporations weaken environmental laws. Are you sure Hirner said she wasn't a lobbyist? There are good reasons to think otherwise. IERG's own annual report says this: "IERG, as environmental adviser to the Chamber, analyzed legislation, provided background information, and drafted statutory language for
use with the Illinois General Assembly."

She's also included on the Secretary of State's lobbyist list.

It sounds like Hirner isn't telling the whole story.

Thanks for your comment.
I have a recording of the meeting. She clearly stated that she is not a
The link you sent does not work. Resend it, and I will check it.


The link works fine for me. Scroll down the page and click on "lobbyist list."
Hirner's main job duties may not be lobbying if you use a narrow legal definition of the term. But telling the public she isn't a lobbyist is a little misleading to say the least. She's starting to look like a Lieberman Democrat.

Hummm -- you are correct. Now the link works. Hirner is listed under
Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group, p. 64.

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