Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Forrester Changes Head - Corruption Comes Along for the Ride

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Forrester Changes Head - Corruption Comes Along for the Ride

Yesterday: Tom Wilson named new head of Forrester "Anti-Corruption" campaign.

A local taxpayer group is questioning why the Burlington County Bridge Commission paid $2.7 million to a politically connected public-relations and lobbying firm over six years.

Rick Perr, head of the Burlington County Taxpayers Association, said documents he reviewed at the commission's office gave no indication of work performed by the Strategy Group from 1997 through 2001.

The Republican-controlled commission did release quarterly reports by the Strategy Group for 2002, the last year the firm was retained.

Perr noted that Tom Wilson, the state's GOP chairman, has been a partner in the Strategy Group. Wilson, who was named yesterday to head the campaign of GOP gubernatorial candidate Douglas Forrester, could not be reached for comment.

Can't wait for the DOBI report!.