Lobbyists for Union County

Union County paid out over $2 million since 2004 for lobbying services and grant writing to:

Bevan, Mosca, Giuditta & as a company: $354,000

Janus Solutions; & as a company: $173,000

Millenium Strategies: $94,500

Winning Strategies: $1,398,500

The issue here is not the amount of campaign contributions which, aside from Bevan Mosca and Winning Strategies, did not go to county freeholder campaigns or the Union County Democratic Committee anyway, but rather the need to use lobbying services when you know where the grants are coming from since they are pretty much the same every year.  Are these grants contingent on need or paying lobbyists their $2 million?

 

 

 

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jim Buettner on August 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Union County government is a bottomless sewer of corruption.

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  2. Posted by bpaterson on August 11, 2014 at 10:24 am

    couple of times I had attended the freeholder swearing in in the beginning of January. Dignitaries attending are the likes of lesniak, green, Sweeney (once), sires, cryan, lance, and many others of the legislatures, nearly all democrat of course with 1 or 2 gop.

    After the ceremony, they all leave and the freeholders hold a regular meeting afterward, and the public attending dwindles down to nomraly just me and peyton of the westfield leader.

    The mtg agenda handed out then has them voting every year on giving $125-150,000 via resolution for the year to Winning Strategies for “lobbying services”. Come time for the public to speak on the resolutions, I comment that there is no reason for this expenditure, especially when all the fed and state level senate and asmblymn dignitaries, obviously attend as recognition so are here to serve us. The FH can easily talk to them anytime thru the year. Lesniak cant talk to menendez on our issues????????

    With there imperial stares at me, they all vote unanimously to waste the $150,000 of taxpayer money. After all they are voted in every year so don’t need to actually think or care.

    Are they that stupid? (No need to answer.)

    BTW heres the winning strategies corral of nitwits we waste $2 million in taxpayer money to:

    http://wswdc.com/team/

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