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Senate hits back at Patrick on ethics

Measure would limit gifts to special account

Senator Frederick E. Berry, chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Ethics said the bill tries to 'address public concerns about lobbying and pay to play.' (Globe Staff/Pat Greenhouse) Senator Frederick E. Berry, chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Ethics said the bill tries to "address public concerns about lobbying and pay to play."
By Andrea Estes and Frank Phillips
Globe Staff / May 13, 2009

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The state Senate wants to curb a controversial system used by Governor Deval Patrick to get around campaign contribution limits, in an unusual case of Democratic leaders seeking to undermine their own governor's fund-raising powers. (Full article: 967 words)

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