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Published February 28, 2013, 08:53 AM

North Dakota measure allows public money for lobbyists

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lobbyists in North Dakota could have hundreds of new clients.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lobbyists in North Dakota could have hundreds of new clients.

North Dakota's Senate on Wednesday approved a measure that allows cities and counties to spend taxpayer money on lobbyists.

The Senate voted 27-20 to approve the measure. The approval was against the grain of a Government and Veterans Affairs Committee recommendation to kill the bill.

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