Community college administrators who are diverting student fees to pay a high-priced Beacon Hill lobbyist to fight reforms aren’t just misusing public education dollars — they’re breaking the law, a top Patrick administration official argued yesterday.
Gov. Deval Patrick signed a law banning state agencies and authorities from hiring outside lobbyists in 2010. The Herald reported yesterday that the Massachusetts Community College Trustees’ Association, a shadowy consortium of higher-ed honchos, paid lobbyist Michael J. Muse $51,480 last year, using money from student fees as well as textbook and food revenues.
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