January 30, 2015

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New analysis from the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) has found that trade groups are relying more heavily on advertising than traditional lobbying for influence and to achieve their goals. CPI’s analysis of the tax records of 144 trade groups from 2008 to 2012 found that trade groups spent 37% of their total contractor budgets [...]

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01-06-2015

Factors of Influence Report projects more than half of associations will hire lobbying firms in 2015

01-06-2015

 Just Label It, a group which advocates for the labeling of genetically engineered foods, has hired its first lobbying firm, but it faces opposition from the Grocery Manufacturers Association and dozens of other food groups and associations. 

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04-07-2014

Associations are among the most organized for fly-ins, and in recent weeks we've seen advocates fly in from the National Fuel Funds Network, the International Council of Shopping Centers, Professional Compounding Centers of America, American Hotel & Lodging Association, Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, Alzheimer's Association, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Financial Services Roundtable, and Retail Industry Leaders Association, to name a few.

 

01-17-2011

2.8 million ads ran in the midterm campaign cycle, amassing over $1.4 billion in spending between January and November 2010; 87.2% of ads run by independent expenditure groups were negative in tone.

12-06-2013

At first glance, online gambling seems a no-brainer for the gaming industry.  Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson disagrees. 

02-14-2011

Michael Scanlon is the latest Abramoff associate sentenced for his role in the corruption scheme.

01-09-2014

Earlier this week, the American Gaming Association, Washington, announced a slew of new hires for their management team, most of which were for government relations or communications positions.

 

11-06-2013

Lisa Costello, Kevin Maher and Shawn McBurney left the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s lobbying team last week, The Hill reports. This shakeup comes as part of new president and CEO Katherine Lugar’s effort to revamp the association’s lobbying footprint in Washington.

 

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