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 "Senate Ethics Committee":

"… ve the public interest or to please potential employers.”On Tuesday, the Senate Ethics Committee began work on a sweeping ethics reform bill that could prevent similar mov …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Medicare":

"… mong others, Katie Pahner, a former legislative analyst in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Legislation.  In a November 12, 201 …"

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 "state law":

"… obbyists as were registered in each state despite the wide variation among state laws defining what practices require registration. Many lobbyists revolved fro …"

"… he Florida Legislature after the two-year "cooling-off" period required by state law had ended. He joined Southern Strategy Group — one of the biggest lobbyi …"

"… ts are running the government," said Charles Broomfield, once a Democratic state lawmaker in Missouri who has been a registered lobbyist. "Term limits hav …"

No longer on staff

By Elspeth Reeve

Former government aides join state lobbying ranks

Excerpts from this story referencing "budget director":

"… most do not.One staffer-turned-lobbyist is David K. Shapiro, who served as budget director of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee and policy advisor to …"

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 "House of Representatives":

"… ns.Who regulates lobbying?The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives oversee federal lobbying. According to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 …"

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 "Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University":

"… sector. "No one wants to leave Washington," said Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University. "You either work for the government or someone who is trying to influence …"

The Pentagon's stealth rainmaker

By Alex Knott

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "congressional election":

"… he minds of the lawmakers they lobby is by giving hundreds of thousands to congressional election campaigns.PMA is one of the few lobbying firms that maintains a sizable Po …"

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 "Ohio":

"… y lobbyists. (Connecticut's ban, passed in 2005, will take effect in 2007.)Ohio is one of the most recent states to consider changes to its lobbying law i …"