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lobbying

Attempting to shape legislation, influence legislators, or mold public opinion.
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Since 1995, lobbyists have had to register in the U.S.
The proposed changes to the Lobbyist Registration Act increase the lobbying information available to the public to include details about who will benefit directly from the lobbying effort, as well as protect public officials being lobbied from being placed in a conflict of interest with new rules about gifts and the reporting of political contributions.
So now state senators think it might be a good idea if their colleagues reported whether lobbyists are actually paying them.
All current lobbyists will be notified of the new requirement and registration system.
Once again, there is a focus on transparency that includes three tools and one Commissioner: The Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Act, the Registry of Lobbyists, the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct, and the Lobbyists Commissioner.
The data in Figure 1 also demonstrate that the share of commercial lobbyists amongst all lobbyists active at the U.S.
Among the two lobbyists, The Lande Group was paid $ 50,000 in January- March quarter of 2017 -- the same as the money paid in each of the four quarters of 2016.
The commission's opinion has been met with shock and consternation in the Capitol among current and former lobbyists, as well as by lawmakers who were part of the debate on the wide- ranging 2007 ethics law.
* Provide an opportunity for lawyer/ lobbyists to stay abreast of and collectively be heard by Bar leadership on various Bar proposals (including proposed rules and ethics opinions) that may affect them.
Those who wish less power for lobbyists would be wise to side with Thomas Jefferson to support term limits.
But as other governors have before him, Abbott's office is hearing appeals during this 20-day window from both lobbyists and the public, advising him to take certain action on their pet bills.
BOSTON -- There are a few things Beacon Hill lawmakers can depend on: endless public hearings, late-night budget debates and a steady stream of campaign dollars from registered lobbyists hoping to catch their ear.