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Payday lenders are spending millions of dollars in Washington in an attempt to stop the government from cracking down on the industry. And it appears to be working.
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – A south Florida mayor was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of corruption tied to his lobbying work for a secret consulting job while in office. Steven Bateman, 59, had sought a more lenient sentence following his conviction for illegally lobbying for a construction deal while he was the mayor of Homestead, a Miami suburb …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis has concluded that former Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch did not violate state lobbying law in his interactions with his successor´s office about…
The influence business in Maryland is changing in response to the election of a GOP governor.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis determined that former 38 Studios board member Thomas Zaccagnino also engaged in unregistered lobbying that brought the failed video-game company to…
A request by Florida Power & Light Co. to bill customers for lobbying fees was denied Thursday by a state agency that also permitted FPL to invest in natural-gas wells and upheld the utility's higher charges for customers who don't want smart meters.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Financial services companies have spent $1.2 billion on campaign contributions and lobbying Congress in the most recent election cycle, according to a new report.  The spending is the largest ever for the sector in mid-term elections, and financial services is the largest source of campaign contributions and the second-largest spender on lobbying, according to the report …
Groups are jockeying to influence the likely presidential candidate.
They might be masters of innovation in some areas, but startups like Airbnb, Uber, Sidecar and Fitbit are finding that when it comes to Washington, D.C., the old ways are the best.
JCPS has hired a new lobbying firm to help push its legislative agenda, according to a contract approved by the school board on Monday. McCarthy Strategic Solutions will be paid $7,000 per month, not to exceed $45,500, through June 30, 2015.