Mississippi Board of Nursing paid contract lobbyist with $244,500 in taxpayer funds

According to an examination of lobbying records by the Mississippi Independent, the Mississippi Board of Nursing has used $244,500 in taxpayer funds to pay a contract lobbyist.

The board — which regulates the state’s nurses and nurse practitioners — has paid Marvin Bobinger III to lobby for them for the past four years and has extended his contract through next year’s session.

In 2014-2015, the Board paid Bobinger $48,900 under a “government services/lobbying” contract. The contract was renewed in 2015, again in 2016, this year and through next year.

Bobinger also lobbied last session for Point One Strategies LLC, the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Association, the Mississippi Coroners Association, the Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association, the Mississippi Prosecutors Association, the Mississippi Association of Professional Surveyors and the Mississippi Sheriffs Association.

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