America’s most powerful special interests are collectively regaining their appetite for old-school government lobbying.
About half of the nation’s top 100 lobbying entities reported spending as much or more on lobbying during this year’s first quarter than they did the year before, according to a Center for Public Integrity of analysis of new congressional disclosure reports and Center for Responsive Politics data.
These new numbers reverse — at least temporarily — top lobbying forces’ shrinking investments in the kinds of conventional government influence efforts that they must by law report publically. Some have increasingly funneled resources into influence …read more
Source: Huffington Post Green