Lobbying rules reviewed for former governor’s aide

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board is set to consider how state lobbying rules apply to Gov. Terry Branstad’s former chief of staff.

Jeff Boeyink recently left the administration and joined a Des Moines-based consulting firm. On Thursday the board will consider a request from his attorney for a formal opinion outlining how he must abide by state rules.

Under state law, an ex-employee of a statewide elected official may not lobby for or against legislation, an administrative rule or executive order before their former agency. That ban lasts for two years after they leave their state job.

A draft opinion submitted to the board members says that Boeyink can perform other duties, like setting up a meeting between a lobbyist colleague and a staffer for the governor.

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