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 "co-chair":

"… rmer speaker and now marketing director of a Missouri engineering firm, as co-chair. Also named to the committee was Thomas Dunne, the outgoing chairman and C …"

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 "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… in 2010, the first decrease in a decade, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics last month. The reason for the decline in declared expenditures is unclea …"

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 "Podesta Group":

"… s in-house lobbying team, and Stephen Northrup and Thomas Sparkman of the Podesta Group (representing Elsevier).  Like Scully, Kamela said he did not do any …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Soles Fellow Dan Ettinger":

"… user friendly,” Sloan said.Staff writers Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta and Soles Fellow Dan Ettinger contributed to this story. …"

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 "Austin":

"… s, a powerful Democratic House speaker in the 1980s and 1990s, sits in the Austin capitol where Lewis now lobbies legislators on behalf of his clients.Anoth …"

No longer on staff

By Elspeth Reeve

Former government aides join state lobbying ranks

States outpace Congress in upgrading lobbying laws

By Leah Rush and David Jimenez

24 states have made disclosure strides since 2003

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "executive":

"… gether, records show, more than 12 percent of current lobbyists are former executive and legislative branch employees. This includes more than 200 former membe …"

"… mer colleagues don't need his votes.Government ethics law prohibits senior executive branch staff from lobbying their former department or agency for one year …"

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 "North Carolina":

"… ed copies of lobby disclosure filings on its Web site.Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina and Tennessee were among the states with the most-revised rules. In additi …"

"… tates have a one-year ban (Georgia's will take effect in 2007) [correction]North Carolina has a six-month ban (to take effect in 2007)Arkansas and Michigan don't al …"

"… equire monthly spending reports (some only during session, some year-round)North Carolina increased disclosure to monthly filings during session (to take effect in …"