Last month, Rep. Henry Joy, R-Crystal, filed a complaint with the state ethics a
Last month, Rep. Henry Joy, R-Crystal, filed a complaint with the state ethics and elections commission, alleging the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) had "grossly underestimated" the time logged by its lobbyists in 1999 and had used foundation funding to support lobbying. The NRCM checked its records and found it had overstated rather than understated its lobbyists' hours. An independent auditor found the non-profit had not used grant money to pay lobbyists. The commission postponed a decision on whether the NRCM had adequately responded to the complaint. The scrutiny came after a handful of non-profits testified in favor of a bill that would limit public subsidies to businesses that are in substantial violation of state and federal environmental laws. The NRCM called the complaint politically motivated.
Lobbyists, Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
Curl, Aimee L., "Last month, Rep. Henry Joy, R-Crystal, filed a complaint with the state ethics a" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4303.