March 05, 2015

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HAVING PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED state level lobbying, this week Lobby Blog dives a little deeper, looking at local lobbying oversight. City Ethics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides information and advice on local government ethics issues nationwide, has recently released the final draft of the chapter, “Local Government Lobbying,” from its free e-book, Local Government Ethics Programs. This [...]

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02-03-2015

ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2015, Association TRENDS will host its 36th annual Salute to Association Excellence, an annual awards luncheon which honors the brightest stars of the association community and their commitment to excellence. The event is known in the industry as THE event to attend with the awards luncheon drawing a crowd of over 500 leading association professionals each year. During the event a number of people will be honored, including Association TRENDS’ five Leading Association Lobbyists.

02-03-2015

Trade groups are relying more heavily on advertising than traditional lobbying to achieve their goals.

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02-03-2015

American Gaming Association, More Time for Full Time, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Restaurant Association, National Retail Federation, American Hotel & Lodging Association, National Association of Manufacturers, BSA | The Software Alliance

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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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