Ex-Quinn Chief of Staff Turns to Lobbying
Lee Enterprises reports that Jack Lavin started his own lobbying business in February. He left his government job last September.
Lavin's new venture is being questioned by some because of the state's "revolving door ban." That's meant to prevent top state officials from joining companies that have contracts with state government.
Among Quinn's biggest decisions when Lavin served as chief of staff were expanding gambling and legalizing medical marijuana
Republican state Sen. Darin LaHood of Dunlap says Lavin's move merits closer scrutiny. But Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says Lavin consulted an attorney and state ethics officer before leaving.
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