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 "Michigan":

"… for example, does impose restrictions on executive officials. Lawmakers in Michigan are prohibited from lobbying immediately if they resign before the end of …"

"… decades, effectively force more legislators into lobbying jobs. Voters in Michigan approved term limits in 1992, restricting members of the state House to th …"

"… be blunt.”Similar efforts have failed over the past few years in Idaho, Michigan, Missouri and Illinois, to name a few. Morrison of the Illinois Campaign f …"

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

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

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

No longer on staff

By Elspeth Reeve

Former government aides join state lobbying ranks

Excerpts from this story referencing "executive director of the watchdog group":

"… loyees seeking to influence their old employers.According to Bill Bozarth, executive director of the watchdog group Common Cause Georgia, when state lawmakers there were working on …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… have beefed up their disclosure laws, but federal legislators haven't.A Center for Public Integrity survey that evaluated the strength of lobbying disclosure laws nationwide …"

"… lobbying disclosure laws haven't been modified in the last eight years.The Center for Public Integrity has studied lobbying in the states since 2002, including tracking overall …"

"… he question is, how much better?"David Jimenez is a research intern at the Center for Public Integrity. Research intern Davinia Seay contributed to this report.Correction:  …"

Lobbying FAQ

By Elizabeth Brown

What is permissible? Out of bounds? Punishable?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… e is budget and appropriations.Who regulates lobbying?The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives oversee federal lobbying. Ac …"

"… nearly 14,000 documents that should have been filed periodically with the Senate Office of Public Records are missing.Forty-nine out of the top 50 lobbying …"

"… bjected to a civil fine, the maximum of which can be $50,000.The House and Senate office must refer such alleged non-compliers to the U.S. Attorney for the …"

"… ives of members of Congress can and do register to lobby. According to the Senate Ethics Manual,"the decision on whether a spouse may lobby the Senate is ge …"

More than 2,000 spin through revolving door

By Elizabeth Brown

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Collier Shannon Scott":

"… sented Virginia's 7th district for two decades before joining the law firm Collier Shannon Scott, called his move from lawmaker to lobbyist "a natural progression" after r …"

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 "Iowa":

"… ght to the same agencies that regulate legislative lobbyists, but Florida, Iowa, Kentucky and Indiana have separate agencies to regulate executive branch …"