Excerpts from this story referencing "Louisiana":
"… hington, D.C.-based Carmen Group said it would charge Xavier University of Louisiana $1,250 an hour for its "most senior" lobbyist to work beyond what was othe …"
"… l Services Administration. In 2005, the Carmen Group said it would charge Louisiana Construction Systems a comparatively modest $850 an hour for lobbying serv …"
"… oup quoted a $75-per-hour fee for "junior personnel" to lobby on behalf of Louisiana Construction Systems in 2005. The hourly fee increased to $100 by the tim …"
"… the time the Carmen Group negotiated a contract with Xavier University of Louisiana, which is now mired in a breach of contract lawsuit with its former lobbyi …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Raytheon":
"… , with contractors United Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and General Dynamics cutting lobbying spending. Many large oil and energy …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "public relations":
"… ly lobbyists. It mulled for months how the group might better include public relations, campaign finance and other political influence industry professionals&nbs …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Pentagon":
"… mic and national security being threatened by our fiscal situation.” …"
"… t extensions worth more than $4 billion over three years, according to the Pentagon’s chief internal watchdog and congressional investigators. The dea …"
"… ee on National Security expressed outrage at a hearing last week about the Pentagon’s handling of the deal, especially two contract extensions awarded amid …"
"… n active war zone,” Schuster said. At the hearing, Daniel R. Blair, the Pentagon’s deputy inspector general for auditing, told lawmakers however that the …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Connecticut":
"… aded by his former Senate colleague Chris Dodd, a Democrat who represented Connecticut. During the past two years, the industry trade group spent more than $4 m …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Scott Brown":
"… on Kind, D-Wis.; Nathaniel Hoopes, former legislative director for ex-Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass.; and Elizabeth Wroe, a former health policy director and counsel …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Trent Lott":
"… influence industry pepper their ranks. They include Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss.; Sens. John Breaux, D-La., Jim Slattery, D-Neb. and Don Nickles, …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "South Carolina":
"… ding bipartisan agreement on an unlikely agenda: ethics reform. Leaders in South Carolina and Florida have begun work that lawmakers and watchdogs say could lead to …"
"… tate Integrity Investigation to argue for substantive changes. Georgia and South Carolina received failing grades, and Florida received a C-minus.But critics cautio …"
"… led to rally much support last session. And while observers in Florida and South Carolina say they fully expect legislators to cast votes on reform bills in this se …"
"… rocess could still whittle them down to little more than weakened gestures.South CarolinaIt’s perhaps an understatement to say that South Carolina state governmen …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "American Legislative Exchange Council":
"… ght legislators received scholarships in 2011 to attend conferences of the American Legislative Exchange Council, which advocates limited government, free markets and federalism. ALEC hel …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "federal election":
"… y wanted; some didn’t report them at all. The new rules, fashioned after federal election guidelines, set a market value for such flights based on the type of plane …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Rand Paul":
"… a, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Integrity Florida":
"… egrity Investigation as a basis for reform, the nonpartisan research group Integrity Florida has issued a report calling for stronger financial disclosure requirements …"
"… parison of legislative financial disclosure laws. To improve its standing, Integrity Florida calls for adopting requirements similar to Louisiana, which dramatically r …"
"… est form in the country and Florida should adopt it,” said Dan Krassner, Integrity Florida’s executive director.The group’s report also stresses easy public acce …"
"… ntability measures. Florida’s disclosure data is not available online.“Integrity Florida realized that it’s easy to put these forms online,” Krassner said, exp …"