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Stitt said the state has 72 agencies, and pointed to their hiring third-party lobbyists. He said the hiring of qualified agency heads by stout leadership would help reduce agency ... I am opposed to private prisons. We have contracts to make sure they are getting so many prisoners a year or [we pay them].
At the end of the day under this system it's an indisputable fact that it's the same corporate lobbyists representing the likes of the oil companies, weapons manufacturers, prison industry, pharmaceutical and insurance companies and banks frequent both the White House and the Congress. They partner with ...

Universal health care would improve the American economy, cut mortality rates and end the chokehold big pharma and insurance lobbyists have on Capitol ... 100 percent clean power by 2035; end the private prison industry; barring corporate political action committee money; and protecting net neutrality.
... an Obama-era policy aimed at getting private operators out of the federal prison system. Despite numerous horror stories about abuses suffered by inmates in private prisons, Sessions thinks the prisons are a good idea. Two of his former Senate aides now work as lobbyists for prison-industrial complex.
In February, his firm, Ballard Partners, moved into a bigger office on the fourth floor to accommodate the new lobbyists Ballard has hired since the election of one of his former clients, President Donald Trump. At the firm's first staff meeting in the new offices, Ballard and five of his Washington lobbyists sat in ...
The carefully choreographed stop sent a clear signal to the foreign governments, lobbyists, and corporate interests keen on currying favor in ..... The company poured $450,000 into Trump's campaign and inauguration after Obama announced plans to end all federal contracts with private prisons. GEO also ...

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series on Montana's only private prison, Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby. ... Critics of private prisons also are weighing in, saying now's the time for the state to abandon private operation of Crossroads, as the state embarks on criminal-justice reforms ...
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a big-business think-tank that authors "model legislation" at the local, state and national level that benefits corporations at the expense of everyday people; their greatest hits make for scary reading -- you can thank ALEC for ag-gag laws, ...
Scott or Secretary Gobeille would have any conversation at all with Corecivic or its lobbyists is deeply concerning. • Despite the illusion of short-term savings, getting entangled with private prison contractors has never saved us money. In the past, Vermont's private prison contracts with Corecivic/CCA ...
Kemba Smith was just a sophomore in college when she met her “knight in shining armor” on campus. Over time, he became controlling, abusive and eventually, looped her into his drug trafficking operation by forcing Smith to carry weapons and cash for him. Her boyfriend was eventually killed, but Smith ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – While the news media nationally are facing new perils with the rise of fake news on social media and attempts to discredit legitimate reporting, press freedom advocates in Oklahoma say legislative threats this year to the public's access to government center mostly on agencies ...
Private Prisons. A 2016 report from In The Public Interest detailed how just a few mega-banks – including Wells Fargo – are providing the financial underpinning for the entire private prison industry. Wells Fargo had extended lines of credit, provided loans, and underwritten bonds for the two largest private ...
"When I look at a lot of the bills this year, they are bills to give government bodies the opportunity to sell their records or restrict access to records to help the government ... make money," said Thomas, a lobbyist who has worked with lawmakers for more than 20 years to defeat or narrowly tailor bills that may ...
Private prisons are a problem because introducing profit into the criminal justice calculus means, well, lobbyists. ... Aside from draining state coffers with unreasonable contracts, Corrections Corporation of America and other private prison companies (obviously motivated by higher profit margins) have ...
Questions about former Brownback chief of staff-turned-lobbyist David Kensinger's role in securing a Kansas Department of Corrections contract for private prison management company CoreCivic led to Hensley's work on the bill. Kensinger and two others registered as legislative lobbyists on Nov. 13, 2017 ...
Phil Scott's administration proposed partnering with a private prison corporation to build a 925-bed facility in northwestern Vermont, the governor and two ... to Washington, D.C. According to Scott spokesperson Rebecca Kelley, the 15-minute meeting included CoreCivic's Ohio-based lobbyist, Dan Kaman, ...
Private prison company CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, is already angling to build the 925-bed prison that Gov. Phil Scott's ... In an apparent effort to position itself for that contract, CoreCivic lobbyists are making overtures to key state lawmakers. The company has four ...

The private prison industry has thrived under Trump. Shortly after the election, stocks soared for the two largest private prison corporations, GEO Group and CoreCivic. Trump's Department of Justice reversed a plan to reduce the use of private prisons in February 2017, paving the way for new government ...
So far, the only people who have complained are the legislators whose amendments he has torpedoed and pro-marijuana lobbyists. That criticism has never troubled Sessions in his 21-year career (representing two districts). But recent polling indicates that 83 percent of Texas voters now favor legalizing ...
Call it a coincidence, but two of Sessions's former aides went on to become lobbyists for private prisons prior to Sessions taking these controversial stances. Even Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall isn't a fan of what Sessions is proposing. “It's unfortunate that the attorney general, or anybody for that matter, ...
Certainly, private prisons, Big tobacco and Big pharma, to name a few, are major reasons why this procedure has been stultified every now and then. These players are robust lobbyists, and the parties that regulate the flow of funds don't want to see any of it moved to other firms, particularly those they do ...
"The problem is, it created a wage disparity with the employees of our private prisons that are partners of us as well." Lawmakers reached a ... Handy Technologies is represented by Brian Ballard, a leading Tallahassee lobbyist and Republican fund-raiser and by former Rep. Chris Dorworth of Orlando, who ...
OXFORD -- Lobbyists have been around as long as there have been lawmaking bodies. Once they were seeking ... Today, more and more, lobbyists are seeking customers. Federal and state ... Take food service in the state's network of 22 public and private prisons for example. A recent Performance ...
Phil Scott's administration proposed partnering with a private prison corporation to build a 925-bed facility in northwestern Vermont, the governor and two ... to Washington, D.C. According to Scott spokesperson Rebecca Kelley, the 15-minute meeting included CoreCivic's Ohio-based lobbyist, Dan Kaman, ...
But Trump appears to like lobbyist money just fine — and the lobbyists who help him raise that cash. ... Pfizer, United Airlines, Visa, AT&T, Newsmax Media, Lockheed Martin, Philip Morris International, the US Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform and private prison company GEO Group.
Private prison company CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, is already angling to build the 925-bed prison that Gov. Phil Scott's ... In an apparent effort to position itself for that contract, CoreCivic lobbyists are making overtures to key state lawmakers. The company has four ...
The ties among Sessions, the Trump campaign, and GEO are well documented, especially by Nation reporter David Dayen: For one, two former staffers in Sessions' office left public service to become GEO lobbyists in October 2016. Sessions himself has also repeatedly fought to bring private-prison ...
Kensinger works as a lobbyist for CoreCivic, the private prison company that the Brownback administration wants to oversee the $362 million project to build new housing facilities at the prison. Kensinger previously managed Brownback's 2010 campaign for governor and served as his chief of staff for the ...
Still, other cities and counties hire lobbyists with long lists of clients, from the tobacco company Altria to bail bond companies or private prison contractors. In Red River, Mayor Linda Calhoun says the biggest reason for hiring a lobbyist is to help secure state funding for brick-and-mortar projects, such as ...
He is just one in a small army of lobbyists at work in Santa Fe during this year's 30-day legislative session representing towns, counties, villages, ... Still, other cities and counties hire lobbyists with long lists of clients, from the tobacco company Altria to bail bond companies or private prison contractors.
He is just one in a small army of lobbyists at work in Santa Fe during this year's 30-day legislative session representing towns, counties, villages, ... Still, other cities and counties hire lobbyists with long lists of clients, from the tobacco company Altria to bail bond companies or private prison contractors.
Donald Trump's presidency has been a gift to private prison stocks. ... has brought on lobbyists with ties to Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. ... Trump the law-and-order president has boded well for private prisons.
... reception room at a gathering of state employees, lobbyists and media. .... that operates Crossroads Correctional, a private prison in Shelby.
The GEO Group is a private prison company that received a massive ... It seemed corrupt when lobbyist Tony Podesta hired Mary Landrieu's ...
Philly pension board dropping private prison stocks ... Retirement voted Thursday to withdraw its investments in the for-profit prison industry, which has ... Philadelphia isn't alone in moving its money out of private prisons. ... Two of Sessions' former legislative aides work as lobbyists for the GEO Group; the ...
These private prisons are substantially beneficial for the prisons, private prison lobbyists and affiliated corporations. Institutional racism plays a ...
In recent years, the private prison company GEO Group has held its annual leadership conference at venues near its Boca Raton headquarters.
Several former and current lobbyists received DNC appointments and ... Jeff Berman, a former lobbyist for the private prison company GEO ...
Another Ballard Partners lobbyist, Dan McFaul, was a member of the Trump ... Public Citizen said that of all the lobbyists on the Trump transition team, ... massive private prison company, the Boca Raton-based GEO Group.
... by his ex-wife Katrina Peanutbutter (Lake Bell), who is revealed as being employed by lobbyists on behalf of the private prison industry.
Despite Donald Trump's campaign vow to "drain the swamp" of lobbyists and special ... I mean, the whole place is one big lobbyist," Trump said. ... the return to using private prisons for federal inmates to determine whether The GEO Group's ...
31 showed at least 44 registered federal lobbyists with ties to Trump or Vice ... they then leave government and they become a lobbyist, essentially. ... Department in June for records on the return to using private prisons for ...
I mean, the whole place is one big lobbyist," Trump said. ... He also banned appointees from ever working as lobbyists for a foreign government. ... records on the return to using private prisons for federal inmates to determine whether The GEO ...
A significant portion of PAC funding comes from corporate lobbyists and ... exploitation of Black people, including private prisons, Big Tobacco, ...
He noticed lobbyists for the for-profit prison industry were standing in the ... amounts to the circle of life in Florida, where private-prison lobbyists ...
We pointed out that stocks for private prisons plummeted when ... The private prison industry has a big investment in the future of mass incarceration. ... In Trump's America, success is just one well-chosen lobbyist away.
Jeff Sessions just said something the private prison industry will love ... an Obama-era decision to phase out the federal use of private prisons.
31 showed at least 44 registered federal lobbyists with ties to Trump or Vice President Mike Pence. ... I mean, the whole place is one big lobbyist," Trump said. ... return to using private prisons for federal inmates to determine whether The GEO ...
31 showed at least 44 registered federal lobbyists with ties to Trump or Vice ... they then leave government and they become a lobbyist, essentially. ... Department in June for records on the return to using private prisons for ...
A significant portion of PAC funding comes from corporate lobbyists and ... exploitation of Black people, including private prisons, Big Tobacco, ...


 

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