An Application of the Inside Dealing Sniff Test
And so the method goes: After a nationwide search for a green energy company to utilize as-yet unsecured federal grants… Johnston and North Providence signed agreements with RI Representative Peter Palumbo (D., Cranston):
[Johnston Mayor Joseph] Polisena and [North Providence Council President Joseph] Burchfield signed the agreements with Palumbo’s company, which was incorporated in March, without knowing how much the projects would cost and without a comprehensive analysis of other ways their towns might use federal stimulus money to save energy. …
In North Providence, Burchfield signed the agreement with Palumbo’s company on June 2. He did not inform the Town Council beforehand and more than a month later, Mayor Charles A. Lombardi was not aware of the agreement.
So what do you think? Does it pass?