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Albany transparency: LOB State Street doors to re-open

By Tom Precious

ALBANY -- This fits into the good news category for lobbyists and the busloads of advocates who have dealings in the Legislative Office Building across the street from the Capitol.

Lawmakers say the budget deal will include about $300,000 to reopen the State Street main entrance to the nine-story building that houses lawmakers. The entrance closed due to budget cuts three years ago.
Sounds like a trivial line item, but it will significantly erase the long lines of people who have had to go through security checkpoints underground to make it into the LOB.

Lobbyists for years have said they'd be willing to pay an annual fee to bypass the security lines and get through the entrances that are used by state officials, lawmakers -- and reporters. That idea isn't in the budget deal.

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