Is Pearson about to “chuck” Chuck?

Sharp-eyed RTP tipsters ( this week spotted a senior corporate government relations executive from Pearson roaming the halls of LP.  At least two contributors reported the executive was saying that big Businessman Throwing his Money Aroundchanges were coming in the way the education services giant does business in Tennessee, including who represents them.

Speculation immediately focuses on Pearson’s long-time lobbyist Chuck “conflict-of-interest” Cagle (who is also the lobbyist for TOSS and represents numerous school districts as well).  If that proves to be the case, it would be a welcomed relief to legislators who have grown weary of Cagle’s multiple conflicts, not to mention the not-so-subtle arrogance he brings to the job.

Stay tuned.

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