Revolving door swings freely in America's statehouses

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Anything goes in some states; lawmakers skirt rules in others

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming. Some states have different rules for members of the …"

Lure of lobbying still strong for House staffers

By Corbin Hiar

In spite of new ethics rules, 378 House staffers have registered as lobbyists since 2009

Excerpts from this story referencing "America":

"… rom the Sunlight Foundation, a government accountability group. Corporate America was the biggest beneficiary of this exodus, Sunlight found. Fully 80 perce …"

Top health information technology firms prefer 'revolving door' lobbyists

By Josh Israel

Top health information technology firms want lobbyists with Capitol Hill or executive branch experience

Excerpts from this story referencing "information technology":

"… exes to the private sector.  But even by Washington standards, health information technology companies seem exceptional; fully 70 percent of registered lobbyists who w …"

"… tablished in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for health information technology and quality [improvement] initiatives.”   Similarly, Alston &a …"

"… Elsevier).  Like Scully, Kamela said he did not do any actual health information technology lobbying, adding that the company includes anyone who might possibly lobby …"

On financial reform bill, 52 percent of lobbyists worked in government

By Caitlin Ginley and M.B. Pell

More than half of the lobbying force seeking to influence landmark financial reform legislation is made up of former members of Congress, Ca

The top 10 companies lobbying on climate change

By Marianne Lavelle

Some lobbyists have even more reason than others to be hanging out in Room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building this week during the ma

Disclosure filings by lobbyists still incomplete

By Matthew Lewis

After a rash of congressional ethics scandals, Congress toughened up lobbying disclosure rules by passing the Honest Leadership and Open Gov

Statehouse revolvers

By Kevin Bogardus

Study finds more than 1,300 ex-legislators among 2005 state lobbying ranks

Excerpts from this story referencing "Georgia":

"… g in the list were Missouri (46), Massachusetts and Michigan (43 each) and Georgia (41).Proportionately, New Hampshire, Utah and Oklahoma had the highest per …"

"… yists, some working for other branches of state government. In 2005, 13 of Georgia's past legislators were listed as registered lobbyists working for state g …"

"… behalf of the Department of Transportation were or had been members of the Georgia State Transportation Board, which oversees the department's budget. Board …"

No longer on staff

By Elspeth Reeve

Former government aides join state lobbying ranks

Excerpts from this story referencing "liaison and interim chief":

"… g Group is Patrick J. Osborne, whose experience includes being legislative liaison and interim chief of staff to former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson and serving in state age …"

States outpace Congress in upgrading lobbying laws

By Leah Rush and David Jimenez

24 states have made disclosure strides since 2003

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… Rosenthal, a professor at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics, to whom the Center spoke for its "Watchdogs on Short Leashes" study. Rose …"

Lobbying FAQ

By Elizabeth Brown

What is permissible? Out of bounds? Punishable?

More than 2,000 spin through revolving door

By Elizabeth Brown

Nearly 250 former members of Congress and agency heads register to lobby

The Pentagon's stealth rainmaker

By Alex Knott

How revolving doors and large donations allow a defense lobbying firm to dominate

States outpace Congress in upgrading lobbying laws

By Leah Rush and David Jiminez

24 states have made disclosure strides since 2003

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wyoming":

"… g grade of 36 — almost two and a half times lower. Only Pennsylvania and Wyoming received worse marks.What's more, 24 states have taken steps either to str …"