Lobbyist’s income has tripled since Heastie became speaker | nypost.com


Lobbyist’s income has tripled since Heastie became speaker
By Carl Campanile
November 28, 2016

It pays to be a pal of the Assembly speaker.

Patrick Jenkins, a longtime friend and $4,000-a-month political adviser to Speaker Carl Heastie, who replaced corrupt Sheldon Silver in the powerful post, has seen his lobbying business triple since his buddy became speaker last year, according to records reviewed by The Post.

The number of lobbying clients represented by Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates skyrocketed from nine during the 2013-2014 legislative session to 27 in 2015-2016 sessions — making Heastie’s chum an emerging Albany power broker, records filed with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics show.

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