The taxi cab industry has donated at least $3,500 to the political war-chests of state legislators for every $1 that Uber, Lyft and Sidecar gave.Continue reading
In new battleground over toxic reform, American Chemistry Council targets the states
This is a special report from The Center for Public Integerity, a member -- like the Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group -- of the Investigative News Network.
HARTFORD, Conn. — In the bare-knuckle war over toxic chemicals, the fight between industry and activists has shifted noticeably from Washington, D.C., to state venues such as the golden-domed Capitol that rises over Hartford like a lordly manse.
What happened this year in Hartford shows how industry — fueled by the American Chemistry Council, a $100 million a year advocacy group glittered with Fortune 500 partners — is flexing its muscles from statehouse to statehouse to beat back ...Continue reading
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Last week, the Delaware legislature sent an interesting bill to Governor Jack Merkell: SB 185, a short, targeted piece of... View ArticleContinue reading
Establishing Lobbying Regulation Norms on the State Level
While most of our lobbying reform efforts are targeted at the federal level, looking at different state lobbying regulations can... View ArticleContinue reading
How Often is State Lobbying Influence Reported?
People have a right to know who is influencing elected officials while they create public policy. That lobbying information is... View ArticleContinue reading
Did I Miss the Deadline? And So What if I Did?
As I discussed last week, states have different qualifications that determine when a person needs to register as a lobbyist.... View ArticleContinue reading
But do I have to?? Taking a look at when lobbyists need to register.
Just as lobbyist registration fees vary widely among states, so do requirements for who must register in the first place. Most states... View ArticleContinue reading
We Know it Pays to Lobby, but What Does it Cost?
As the federal government considers changes to the Lobbying Disclosure Act, such as those we have recommended here, another consideration... View ArticleContinue reading