From the Washington Free Beacon:
“The Virginia General Assembly approved an amendment to the upcoming budget essentially thwarting an effort by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg that funded the salary of an environmental lawyer placed in the state’s attorney general’s office.
According to one of the documents detailing the effort by the former New York City mayor, the attorney’s primary purpose was to advance “progressive clean energy, climate change, and environmental legal positions.”
The inner workings of Bloomberg’s multi-state scheme came to light last August when Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, published a lengthy exposéshowing similar attorneys placed in other AG offices around the country were not paid with state funds, but by a specially created “State Impacts” center at the New York University School of Law funded by Bloomberg.
Horner argued Bloomberg was effectively creating his own “mercenary” legal task force that had the additional advantage of being backed by the power of the state.”
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