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The Takeaway

Lobbyists Aim to Charm State Attorneys General

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More lax disclosure requirements and revolving-door restrictions have allowed lobbyists and lawyers to have more access to try to sway the opinion of state attorneys general.

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On The Media

The Anti-SOPA Dream Team is Considering A Reunion Against the FCC's Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Just over two years ago, the Internet (that's big 'I' Internet) launched a coordinated campaign against Congressman Lamar Smith's Stop Online Piracy Act. The bill, it was feared, would kill the open, free Internet as we know it and stifle innovative new technologies and businesses by forcing ISPs to block domains that hosted potentially copyright infringing material. On January 18th, 2012, Wikipedia, Google, Mozilla, Craigslist, and thousands more, blacked out their homepages in protest of SOPA, a move that eventually spurred lawmakers to abandon the change. According to the Wall St. Journal, these heavyweights are considering a reunion tour.

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WNYC News

Today In Politics: Will Lobbyists Return with a Non-Billionaire Mayor?

Friday, November 01, 2013

We won't know until Tuesday night who the next mayor will be, but one thing we know for sure— he won't be a billionaire. And that has implications for who will have influence at City Hall.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

George Packer and Larissa MacFarquhar discuss the decline of America's political culture

Sunday, October 21, 2012

George Packer and Larissa MacFarquhar discuss the decline of America's political culture

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New Jersey News

NJ Lobbyists Spent Record $73M in 2011: Report

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Lobbyists in New Jersey spent a record $73 million last year, according to a report by the state's Election Law Enforcement Commission released this week.

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It's A Free Country ®

The Process is Political: What Republican Win in NY Special Election Means for Redistricting

Thursday, September 15, 2011

After Democrats and Republicans both scored surprise wins in special Congressional elections, the redistricting politics in New York are in flux. In Michigan, the new education lobby group founded by Michelle Rhee tops lobbying spending, but also disclosed a lot more than other groups. And in Connecticut, a Democratic legislative leader is asked to step down from a redistricting panel, because he plans to run to represent one of those Congressional districts in 2012. 

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Lobbying Continues in Washington After the Laws are Signed

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The lobbying in Washington has intensified in some areas on the financial regulatory law.

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WNYC News

All Aboard the New Jersey Chamber's Lobbying Express

Friday, January 28, 2011

This week, hundreds of New Jersey business leaders and politicians are traveling on a special train to Washington booked by the state's Chamber of Commerce. The trip to Washington is part of a controversial lobbying ritual that dates back to the 1930s when Roosevelt was president.

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WNYC News

Gov't Groups Support Cuomo's Public Financing Plan

Friday, January 21, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo's pledge to create a system of public funding for political campaigns in New York is getting support from a coalition of good government groups.

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The Takeaway

A Very Political Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving approaches, a holiday full of yearly traditions for families across the country. As Americans begin to prepare turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberries for their Thanksgiving meals, we decided to take look at how our nation's capital celebrates this holiday. It seems that Washington lobbyists have their own special traditions in November, and the food we enjoy each Thanksgiving arrives infused with political influence. 

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Paterson Sounds Off on Clothing Tax

Thursday, August 05, 2010

WNYC

Gov. David Paterson says trying to get state lawmakers to tax sugary beverages instead of clothing is like "running into a brick wall" and "demonstrates the need for greater campaign finance [reform]."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Regulators, Lobbyists and the Gulf

Thursday, May 27, 2010

As the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico drags on, two reports have come out this week detailing some of the mismanagement, missteps and incentives that may have contributed to the spill.

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