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A taxpayer-funded consortium spent more than £80,000 on external consultants to help it lobby MPs, MEPs and civil servants, the BBC can reveal.
Critics say legislation will penalise charities while letting many commercial lobbying firms off the hook A register for lobbyists who contact ministers and senior civil servants will be introduced within the next 10 weeks, according to the government´s new lobbying tsar, in spite of criticism that it will be unfair and riddled with loopholes. Alison White, the registrar for consultant lobbyists …
The tech industry´s most influential companies spent record amounts of money on federal lobbying in 2014 despite a general drop in lobbying by most tech companies. The spending was often directed at areas away from the central business of technology, and it indicates how diverse and powerful major tech companies are becoming. Google was the top spender, plowing just over US$16.8 million into its …
Forget lobbying. When Washington, D.C.´s biggest trade associations want to wield influence, they often put far more of their money into advertising and public relations, according to a new Center for Public Integrity investigation. Take, for example, the American Petroleum Institute. The oil and gas industry trade group spent more than $7 million lobbying federal…
Finance and tax officials are lobbying for President Benigno Aquino III to veto the bill seeking to increase the tax-exemption cap on bonuses to P82,000, a House majority member said on Wednesday.
In a settlement with a lobbyist, the Citizens Ethics Advisory Board made clear Wednesday that contingency fees for lobbying are illegal in Connecticut, but that having to pay a fine also can be contingent.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is asking a federal court to force engine manufacturer Navistar International Corp. to hand over lobbying-related records as part of an ongoing fraud investigation into the company. The SEC said it has been sending Navistar investigative subpoenas since 2012, as part of a probe into whether the company made certain misstatements in connection with its …
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A small group of vitriolic hecklers and overt suspicion from one lawmaker greeted hundreds of Muslims who rallied Thursday during their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day — the first time the event has drawn protesters. About 300 people, including dozens of middle and high school students, attended the rally and then met with lawmakers to share their concerns with several …
Gilbert Baker, the former Republican senator and campaign contribution bagman for the nursing home industry and others, continues to attract major lobbying clients despite his involvement in the Mike Maggio scandal. Over the weekend, he added Reynolds Tobacco (RAI Services of Winston-Salem) as a client of his MEJ Consulting, a lobbying firm he formed with Linda Leigh Flanagin, another player in …
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – A Chicago man was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday for illegal lobbying on behalf of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and others to try to lift economic sanctions against the African nation. C. Gregory Turner met many times in Africa with Zimbabwean government officials, including Mugabe and Gideon Gono, governor of the Reserve Bank of Mugabe …