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News reports began circulating earlier this year that Mueller and FBI agents were examining databases in the U.S. Justice Department's Foreign Agents Registration Unit, and an unusually high number of lobbyists filed paperwork disclosing their overseas work, reported NBC News. Mueller indicted former ...
Each January, as lawmakers return to Sacramento from three months in their hometowns, hundreds of Lobbyists and staff members join them at The Park nightclub near the Capitol to sip Moscow Mules, puff on cigars and catch up with old friends and frenemies. For more than a decade the extravagant Back ...

In a cost-cutting move to eliminate redundancy, the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency on Tuesday cut the number of Lobbyists it retains by half. Board members of the SCV Water Agency met Tuesday in the latest effort to build the new agency according to the edicts of Senate Bill 634, signed into law by ...
By far the biggest contributor among lobbyists in the new batch of reports was the Austin, Texas-based Stephen Perry, Chevron USA's state government affairs manager for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Perry listed $183,250 in contributions. That's more than a third of the total of $521,164 in political ...
In reality, Lobbyists say, many American firms have been doing business for foreign governments over the past decade, often creating ad campaigns to promote a specific solution to a humanitarian crisis or organizing events to introduce foreign leaders to U.S. officials. Mueller's probe into the Trump ...
fracking firms have had much to celebrate over the last year, as the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress have moved swiftly to approve pipeline projects, roll back environmental regulations, and expand drilling access on public lands. It may come as no surprise, then, that the fracking lobby ...

Back in 2005, we noticed that there was no comprehensive list of Lobbyists in the state. In an effort to fill that void, we began publishing this directory. The directory is now used by executives, legislators and attorneys as a quick reference for the world of lobbying in our state. Many people use it as a starting ...
A handful of state legislators and Lobbyists were reminded this week of just how treacherous it can be to get to Alaska's capital -- surrounded by rainforest with boats and planes the only way ... And the subsequent closures of both highways into Southeast Alaska left a pair of Lobbyists stranded in the Yukon.
An epic battle is unfolding at the S.C. State House and on the airwaves as deep-pocketed power companies fight for a foothold in South Carolina's volatile energy market. Three dozen Lobbyists have been hired by major utilities to be their eyes, ears and advocates at the State House as lawmakers decide ...
What bothers me most is that the same people who do not want me to collect signatures at the polls are not even questioning the highly paid Lobbyists that fill the halls of our State House. They are even given a permanent space in the lobby between the Senate and the House of Representatives from which ...
"I think one of the big challenges with Lobbyists is, you know, they're not employees of the state, but they work within state government very closely and they work with legislators and they work with state staff," she said. "So you know how is a lobbyist, if they either experience sexual harassment or if they see ...
But there is enough information on the public record for legislators to deny Wilke Fleury Lobbyists the privilege of meeting with an elected official - something that most legislators routinely deny to their own constituents. Quite frankly, the only reason many Lobbyists get meetings is because their clients shell ...
Of the $75.8 million that federal Lobbyists have donated to members of Congress since 2011, $58.9 million came from Lobbyists who worked on issues related to taxes, according to lobbying records. That doesn't include the final three months of 2017, when Lobbyists scrambled to influence the final version ...
Commission administrator Brian Bell said the Lobbyists and lobbying groups are not named in the report because they should be able to "present their side of the story" to the commission first. If a lobbyist could show they tried in good faith to obtain authorization but, for some reason, couldn't do so, that ...
Trump Visits, hurricanes, Lobbyists: A Look at Florida's 2017, by the Numbers. By. Allison Nielsen. December 29, 2017 - 6:00am. Donald Trump, Rick Scott, Richard Corcoran and Joe Negron. 2017 was, if nothing else, an eventful year in Florida, with presidential visits, a busy hurricane season and political changeups ...
Anyone doubting the power Lobbyists still hold in Washington need only look at the ongoing, shameful net neutrality travesty. It was bad enough that Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, engineered the repeal of President Barack Obama's landmark rules ...

Take, for example, Charleston's recently proposed regulations for short-term rentals, a multibillion-dollar industry worldwide with a few key corporate players. One of the largest of those companies, HomeAway, has had Lobbyists working with city Planning Commission and City Council members for the last ...
President Donald Trump rubber-stamped his party's revision to the U.S. tax code on Friday, capping a year in which Lobbyists working to influence tax law poured millions into the reelection campaigns of Congress. Lobbyists working on issues related to taxes donated $9.6 million to members of Congress ...
Despite Mr. Trump's vows to eliminate a tax rule that allows some rich business leaders to pay lower tax rates than their secretaries, the president in this case was no match for the powerful Lobbyists protecting the status quo. "I don't know what happened," said Larry Kudlow, the conservative economist who ...
WASHINGTON -- As the largest tax rewrite in decades powered through Congress, lobbyists found themselves sprinting to keep up and find ways to persuade, influence or cajole the small group of lawmakers empowered to tweak language in the final version of the joint Senate and House bill.
Part of a frequently disparaged profession, female Lobbyists have emerged as especially vulnerable in legislatures and in Congress because, unlike government employees, they often have no avenue to report complaints and receive due process. Lobbyists who have been harassed are essentially ...
As lawmakers scramble to place the final touches on the biggest overhaul of the United States tax code in three decades, Lobbyists hope to bring some holiday cheer with a lavish schedule of daily holiday parties and receptions for legislators and their staff. The annual tradition of serving limitless supplies of ...
The bill was designed by corporate Lobbyists and Republican partisans, rewarding pro-Republican business interests and punitively targeting politically hostile ones. "It's death to Democrats," gloats Trump adviser Stephen Moore, with more than a touch of hyperbole. "They go after state and local taxes, ...
A Wisconsin Ethics Commission audit has determined that more than 14 percent of the state's Lobbyists may be engaging in unauthorized lobbying. ... No one was named in the report by the commission, which planned to follow up by contacting the lobbyists in question for an explanation of what happened.
State Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride, D-Hawk's Nest, this week offered up a conference room on the second floor of the state house for use by Delaware's 300-plus registered Lobbyists. McBride announced his plan on Tuesday during a brief visit to a weekly lunch held by the Delaware State ...
Currently, registered Lobbyists must pay a fee and complete quarterly reports that disclose the agencies they've spoken to regarding city business. Critics say this information is too vague, and does little to pinpoint the reach of lobbying efforts. The city of L.A. has over 40,000 employees. Depending on the ...
More than 6,000 Lobbyists reportedly worked on issues related to the overhaul. On CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Mnuchin argued that figure was indicative of the scope of the 500-plus-page bill, and maintained that the bill is "absolutely" a defeat for lobbyists. "Well, I think if it was up to the president, ...
The 25 highest-paid Lobbyists in Maryland during the last General Assembly were paid $17.5 million from clients. The Business Journal ranked the 25 highest-paid lobbyists and listed notable clients using data provided by the Maryland State Ethics Commission. View the slideshow to find out how much ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Lawmakers and Lobbyists are set to discuss how Maine could address prescription drug price gouging. A working group of the Legislature's judiciary committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday morning. lobbyists and other representatives of pharmaceutical researchers and ...
"Congress shouldn't be picking winners and losers in general, but certainly not based on their ability to hire good Lobbyists or be great campaign contributors," said Alexander. In theory, Republicans hate this kind of rent-seeking complicity gumming up the tax code and making it hard for businesses to figure ...
The 6,200 Lobbyists working on taxes account for 57 percent of all federal Lobbyists. That's more than 11 Lobbyists for every member of Congress. ... More than 30 Lobbyists who worked on Trump's campaign, his transition or had other close ties to Trump or Vice President Mike Pence have drawn paychecks ...
"Part of a frequently disparaged profession, female Lobbyists have emerged as especially vulnerable in legislatures and in Congress because, unlike government employees, they often have no avenue to report complaints and receive due process," the N.Y. Times' Trip Gabriel and Julie Bosman write on A1 ...
One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that pretty much the only people who don't refer to lobbyists by that name are, well, lobbyists. They're "policy Advisors" or "strategic counsel" or "public relations advisors" or lawyers, or even just "consultants." Whatever they're called, though, they play a huge ...
The Iowa State Patrol conducted "active shooter" training for a group of statehouse Lobbyists yesterday. Captain Mark Logsdon, chief of the Iowa Capitol police, says his staff has been giving similar training to groups of state employees. A new law that took effect July 1st allows citizens with a permit to bring ...
"Obamacare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside. More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and Congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010," ...
The classified ads site Craigslist has hired its first federal Lobbyists to tackle online sex trafficking bills making their way through Congress. Recently filed disclosure forms show that Craigslist has tapped five lobbyists from the law firm Sidley Austin LLP, including former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.). The hires ...
As lawmakers scramble to place the final touches on the biggest overhaul of the United States tax code in three decades, Lobbyists hope to bring some holiday cheer with a lavish schedule of daily holiday parties and receptions for legislators and their staff. The annual tradition of serving limitless supplies of ...
Part of a frequently disparaged profession, female lobbyists have emerged as especially vulnerable in legislatures and in Congress because, unlike government employees, they often have no avenue to report complaints and receive due process. lobbyists who have been harassed are essentially ...
With Aubree Eliza Weaver. CRAIGSLIST HIRES ITS FIRST Lobbyists: Craigslist has hired former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and four of his colleagues at Sidley Austin to lobby on an anti-sex trafficking bill. The bill, championed by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) ...
Perry's proposal caught energy Lobbyists across Washington off guard. One oil company executive described frantic emails and phone calls trying to suss out details on it the night before it was released. Energy lobbyists scrambled to prepare executives, including at least two chief executive officers for ...
Higher-education lobbyists need to shift their focus onto the outcomes of their institutions in key areas such as graduation rates and job placement, she said. And don't spend a lot of time emphasizing research unless you are emphasizing its economic value. State legislators are more interested in hearing ...
The billionaires, Lobbyists, and Christian extremists behind Trump's Jerusalem move .... While pro-Israel lobbyists may have provided serious financial incentive, Trump's support among Christian evangelicals, who voted overwhelmingly for him in the presidential election, provided additional pressure.
The bill was designed by corporate lobbyists and Republican partisans, rewarding pro-Republican business interests and punitively targeting politically hostile ones. "It's death to Democrats," gloats Trump adviser Stephen Moore, with more than a touch of hyperbole. "They go after state and local taxes, ...
We have just gotten list of amendments to be included in bill NOT from our R colleagues, but from Lobbyists downtown," McCaskill tweeted along with an picture of the list. "None of us have seen this list, but lobbyists have it. Need I say more? Disgusting. And we probably will not even be given time to read ...
said Friday that Democrats had received a list of amendments to the Republican tax reform legislation from outside Lobbyists instead of their Republican colleagues. "This is so bad. We have just gotten list of amendments to be included in bill NOT from our R colleagues, but from lobbyists downtown," the ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 1, 2017 - More than half of the federal Lobbyists active in 2017 have worked on tax issues, according to a Public citizen report issued today, as the U.S. Senate considers whether to give corporations and the wealthy a giant tax cut. "The mind-boggling number of Lobbyists ...
tax reform is taking over Washington, so much so that more than half of all registered lobbyists have disclosed working on the issue, according to an analysis from Public citizen, a government watchdog group. There are just under 11,000 active lobbyists in the nation's capital, according to data compiled by ...
One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that the only people who don't refer to lobbyists by name are, well, lobbyists. They're "policy Advisors," or "strategic counsel," or "public relations advisors," or lawyers, or even just "consultants." Whatever they're called, though, they play a huge role in making ...
THE GAGGLE: TALKING politics EVERY WEEK WITH THE AZCENTRAL.COM TEAM The Gaggle: Rep. Grijalva's settlement, Mesa's mayor faces backlash | 5:45. The Republic's politics teams talks Rep. Grijalva's settlement after an employee accused him of working drunk, the race for State Treasurer ...


 

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