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Legislative wheels turn out of view

Biggest decisions made secretly on Beacon Hill

Many crucial decisions are made in the House Lobby of the State House, which is off limits to the public and media. Many crucial decisions are made in the House Lobby of the State House, which is off limits to the public and media. (MARK WILSON/GLOBE STAFF/FILE)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / April 25, 2008

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Community activist Carl Nilsson stood outside the House chamber late one night this month and spoke with any elected representative who would stop. He asked them to vote against a last-minute corporate tax amendment, one that was heavily influenced by lobbyists and business groups. (Full article: 1296 words)

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