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Study shows lobbying by business stalls government action on climate change and sets out more reponsible guidelines A new set of guidelines for responsible corporate lobbying has just been unveiled at the global climate change talks in Warsaw. They come at an important moment. A whole body of research shows that until now, corporate lobbying has been a key driver in preventing government action …
Derivatives lobbying association the International Swaps and Derivatives Association said on Thursday its Chief Executive Officer Robert (Bob) Pickel will step down from the role this year. An attorney by training, Pickel has worked at ISDA in various positions for 17 years and was CEO of the association from 2001 to 2009, returning to the top role in 2011. Pickel said that the transition of the …
TALLAHASSEE — A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.
On Tuesday, the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), AK EUROPA (Brussels office of the Austrian Chamber of Labour) & ÖGB Europabüro (Brussels office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation), together with a broad coalition of civil society organisations from across Europe, are launching their campaign to urge candidates for the upcoming European elections to “stand …
Declaring themselves fighters for clean government, Florida senators voted unanimously to stop local elected officials from moonlighting as paid lobbyists who try to influence other government officials on behalf of their clients.
As chief U.S. communications regulator in 2003, Michael Powell called TiVo Inc. (TIVO)'s pioneering video recorder "God's machine." Now Powell, leading a lobbying campaign for cable providers led by Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), is pushing for legislation that TiVo says could threaten its reign as the cult favorite for fast forwarding past commercials. TiVo, outspent more than 60-to-1 by the cable …
That´s right, folks. At George Washington University, wannabe political peddlers can now study the much-maligned world of swaying and influencing. But will it make any difference out in the field?
In May 2012, the law school at George Mason University hosted a forum billed as a "vibrant discussion" about Internet search competition. Many of the major players in the field were there – regulators from the Federal Trade Commission,…
Legislation was supposed to bring transparency into lobbying but has been dubbed the 'gagging law' by charities Labour has announced that it will repeal the Lobbying Act if it wins power, in an attempt to make elections and lobbying of government more transparent. The act has been dubbed the "gagging law" by charities for restrictions it places on their ability to campaign in election periods …
New York´s teachers get an A grade — for lobbying. The state and city teachers unions spent a combined $4.8 million trying to influence legislation in 2013 — tops in…
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