The leaders and organizers were maintained by the businessmen directly--aldermen and legislators by means of bribes, party officials out of the campaign funds, lobbyists
and corporation lawyers in the form of salaries, contractors by means of jobs, labor union leaders by subsidies, and newspaper proprietors and editors by advertisements.
At such periods not a dinner took place among bold schemers or financial and political lobbyists
where the opinions of the Bourse and the Bank, the secrets of diplomacy, and the policy necessitated by the state of affairs in Europe were not canvassed and discussed.
Further, the bill expanded requirements for who had to register as a lobbyist
At its July meeting, City Council unanimously appointed Cristina De Caprio as Toronto's Lobbyist
Registrar, effective September 12.
problem is neither caused nor augmented by term limits.
It isn't just 140 days and then they go," said John Fainter, a lobbyist
who's the president and CEO of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas, which represents electricity providers.
An Associated Press review of lobbyist
donations reveals just how reliable that flow of money has been, with lobbyists
having spent nearly $10 million in direct contributions to lawmakers and politicians over the past nine years.
The name of the first lobbyist
is not recorded in time.
During the very first Congress, in the 1790s, a senator wrote that a lobbyist
had said "he would give [Rep.
This is all the more frustrating because, in his opinion, the lobbyist
implicated is "not a professional".
SIR - Campaigning group Unlock Democracy are quite right to request details of all meetings between ministers and lobbyists
in the Welsh Assembly Senedd in Cardiff Bay ("Campaigners call for publication of details of lobbyist
meetings", April 27).
21) The guidance was designed to combat potential lobbyist
influence on the disbursement of EESA funds, to remove politics from funding decisions, to offer certification to Congress that each investment decision was based "only on investment criteria and the facts of the case," and to provide transparency to the investment process.