Lobbying grows in the states

The number of companies, trade associations and other interest groups relying on registered lobbyists on the federal level declined by 25 percent from 2010 to 2014, but increased 10 percent in statehouses during that time.

Sources: 2010-2014 state lobbying registration from the National Institute on Money in State Politics; 2000 state lobbying data from the Center for Public Integrity's 2006 Capitol Offenders project; federal data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Complete state data for 2001-2009 was not available.