Lobbyist will help town of Jay

Mayor Shon Owens pushes for lobbyist to help town pursue funding for projects at $12K

The Jay town council approved to hire a lobbyist from the Legus Group to help advocate for the town in getting funding for projects.

Mayor Shon Owens said Tuesday night State Rep. Jayer Williamson and Sen. Doug Broxson are so busy that he felt the town needed to take a chance on a lobbyist to help the town pursue projects. Owens met with a couple of lobbyist recently and they agreed to work for the town on a much smaller budget of $12,000 than the normal $30,000 to $40,000 price tag. The town would pay the firm $1,000 a month for 12 months.

“I'm of the opinion that we need to take a chance on...

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