May 24, 2015

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WATER: ALL LIVING THINGS need it, and it’s become a contentious policy issue for the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental advocates, as well as the developers, farmers, and other stakeholders on the other side. Last year, the EPA proposed a rule known as the “Waters of the United States” which would be part of the [...]

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05-11-2015

Nonprofits: Will be forced to raise costs or slash jobs

05-11-2015

Industry officials, such as James Hickey, president of the Association of Government Relations Professionals, have often questioned the logic and wisdom of the ban on lobbyists returning to government service as lobbyists can be some of Washington’s most experienced and knowledgeable professionals.

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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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