One of the worries that we over here in Europe have had is that the European Union will decide to regulate the practice...
Dec 22 2013, 8:31am CST
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Some readers were surprised in our story last week about the Clintons’ speaking fees by the notion that colleges and universities might be interested in paying big dollars to politicians for speeches in the hope that they’ll help the schools along when they need access to federal agencies for federal R&D grants. This list, compiled from the online databases of the Center for Responsive Politics, suggests that some of ...
Full article at: The Nonprofit Quarterly
1 week ago, 9:51am CDT
Source: Roll Call
Most people think of Congress when they think of lobbyists, but there are many lobbyists that focus on federal agencies, seeking to adjust regulatory matters. Congress itself gets into the act, sending agencies a stream of letters, making tweaks via legislative activity and even filing lawsuits. The nation's pathologists received that kin ...
Full article at: Roll Call
Jul 15 2014, 2:15pm CDT
The accounting firm of Ernst & Young has agreed to pay $4 million to settle civil charges that it violated federal rules when a subsidiary lobbied Congress on behalf of audit clients."Ernst & Young engaged in lobbying activities that constituted improper advocacy and clearl ...
Full article at: WYPR
Jul 14 2014, 3:00pm CDT
Source: The Bellingham Herald
Since Doug Ericksen accepted the most free meals from lobbyists than any other Olympia legislator, there has been talk of fixing this problem. But the so-called fix only worsens the…Click to Continue »
Full article at: The Bellingham Herald
Jul 11 2014, 8:00am CDT
Source: World Politics Review
The financial industry is commonly described as one of the most influential in politics. But while the financial sector certainly lobbies actively, employs skilled and well-connected people, and has created very effective organizations, it would be a mistake to overestimate the importance of lobbying activities. Despite their fervor, these strategies are neither the most important source of influence for the banking industry, nor are ...
Full article at: World Politics Review
Jun 30 2014, 7:00pm CDT