May 14, 2005

SBC to wine and dine Chairman King and the House Regulated Industries Committee

Austin American Statesman Capitol Roundup

The seven members of the House Regulated Industries Committee, headed by Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, are to have their dinner at the home of Austin lobbyist Neal "Buddy" Jones....Telecommunication companies SBC Communications Inc. and Grande Communications Holdings Inc. are providing catering for the Monday dinner. Both companies have business before the committee.
King said he sees nothing wrong with the arrangement. "It's just the custom around here, every committee that meets, and usually some lobby covers the cost," King told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Posted by alevin at May 14, 2005 10:11 AM