- Lobbying scandal sets off scramble; Amid threat of a backlash at ballot box, both parties press for new ethics rules
. . . Even as their colleagues debate the merits of these trips, lawmakers continue to accept them. Rep. Albert R. Wynn, a Democrat from Prince George's County, was scheduled to return Sunday from a five-day trip to Jamaica, at the invitation of the Inter-American Economic Council. The nonprofit group's Web site lists its mission as working to "bridge the existing gap between public and private sectors for the collateral advancement of regional economic development."
A spokesman for Wynn, Alon Kupferman, said he did not know how much the trip cost. He said Wynn went because he has a large number of constituents who hail from Jamaica and the Caribbean basin, and because of his interest in the island nation's efforts to strengthen port security and stop the drug trade. . . .
- Union Muscle
- Maryland Moment (a Post blog), 13 Jan 2006 (by Matt Mosk, posted by Phyllis Jordan).
- Lists how legislators voted on overriding the "Wal-Mart" bill veto.