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"… nvened for an annual corporate-sponsored summit in Maui, WSPA treated nine legislators to dinner at Spago, running up a $3,300 tab. The following month, CIPA wh …"

"… w, oil companies and their trade groups began dispensing money to moderate legislators and the black and Latino caucuses. In the last three months of the 2015 l …"

"… on Bay, California, where the group was holding its annual conference (one legislator racked up nearly $1,500 in expenses; all three had expressed reservations …"

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"… day’s indictments. Read the original series. …"

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"… disclosure of political donors and creating an ethics commission to police legislators’ behavior. Both sides in the debate — the one pushing the initiative …"

"… dent,” said Sioux Falls pediatrician Jerry Blake, whose wife is a former legislator. “When there’s people that buy votes or people that buy influence that …"

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"… least, it reveals a place where lobbyists have enormous influence; where a legislator was arguably more concerned with his own interests and those of his donors …"

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"… $53 million into TV broadcast ads about state-level races from governor to legislator in 30 states. Outside groups account for almost 40 percent of all the TV …"

"… d with outside money since 2010. That year, Art Pope, a billionaire former legislator who later became state budget director, pushed a coordinated strategy with …"

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"… m prison to see how policy affects their lives. It’s one thing to hope a legislator pushes a policy that helps with re-entry. It’s another to decide who tha …"

"… ushes a policy that helps with re-entry. It’s another to decide who that legislator will be. People may think first of the ability to cast a ballot in a pres …"

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"… rent forms and follows different rules in each state. By wining and dining legislators, pressing flesh and citing talking points, dishing out campaign contribut …"

"… the temptation grows for lawmakers to rely on lobbyists’ expertise. Many legislators make laws for only part of the year and have minimal staff to h …"

"… help them. That’s what happened when drug companies asked North Dakota legislators in 2015 to require insurance companies to cover costlier chemotherapy pil …"

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"… bill poses potential conflicts of interest. It’s then largely up to the legislator to decide whether or not to vote on the bill. But even if lawmakers decide …"

"… , another member can object and force them to vote. The idea is to prevent legislators from grasping at inconsequential conflicts to dodge controversial votes, …"

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"… l Advisors Group, sticking to the issue on which he was highly active as a legislator. Former Sen. Johnny Key, who had chaired legislative committees overseeing …"

"… e Arkansas Times columnist Max Brantley. But some lobbyists and legislators argued that Amendment 94 brought a significant shift in the Capitol’s e …"

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"… the maximum amount. Then something puzzling happened. In a rare move, the legislators called a recess midway through the session. A lobbyist in the audience wh …"

"… se due to a lawmaker’s occupation, it’s nearly unheard of for a fellow legislator to publicly call for an abstention. In Michigan, the cozy relationships b …"

"… t determine who is influencing whom. Lobbyists do not have to report which legislator or executive branch official they wined and dined unless they spent more t …"

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"… and businesses they work for. And when lobbyists do not make disclosures, legislators typically don’t either. “Virginia’s laws rely on classical bribery …"

"… n fund, there’s a reason for that besides desiring good government. If a legislator [then] went along with a vote the company wanted, is that bribery?” …"

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"… loper and a state representative — pleaded guilty in a case that alleged legislators were bribed to vote for a bill to legalize electronic bingo. Eight other …"

"… or a bill to legalize electronic bingo. Eight other people, including four legislators, were found not guilty after a federal trial. An investigation into corr …"

"… dozen guilty pleas and convictions between 2009 and 2012, including three legislators, the college chancellor and other state officials. And the list goes on. …"

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"… t who will be sworn into office Tuesday to replace Max Baucus, the veteran legislator who the Senate last week confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to China. …"

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"… cutives and lobbyists. Ruppersberger is one of the “Gang of Eight” top legislators who routinely receive the most-detailed reports on intelligence among con …"

"… to several requests for comment about the contributions. Another Maryland legislator on the intelligence committee, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, received …"

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"… ; deploying hundreds of high-paid lobbyists (many of whom were former legislators themselves), and making use of well-targeted and generous campaign contri …"

"… targeted and generous campaign contributions to line up votes from sitting legislators. The result is often defeat of proposed new regulations or infinite delay …"

"… f all of these moves were permissible under the laws enacted by those same legislators. We are country “A”. This week’s example of how the system “work …"

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"… pushing in statehouses nationwide — a push receiving crucial aid from a legislators’ group focused on insurance policy that is supported with industry fund …"

"… Spreading the word Over the course of four days in early July, 63 state legislators converged at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, a hulking hotel cum micr …"

"… tion and Taxation.” A small civilian staff runs the organization for the legislators, operating under an independent company in Troy, N.Y, called Nolan Associ …"

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"… “So proud of both my Democratic and Republican colleagues today.” One legislator, Democrat Brandon Dillon, went so far as to say that Thursday was the firs …"

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"… z, was for years one of New York’s most powerful politicians — a state legislator who spent much of his career channeling that power through Ridgewood Bushw …"

"… irected to another group that, yes, Huntley herself created. New York’s legislators outshine their peers in this department, but they’re not alone. Two for …"

"… Ohio and South Carolina all have seen similarly close ties between certain legislators and charities they helped fund. While several examples led to criminal c …"

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"… decades. Until now, lobbyists in the Peach State had been free to lavish legislators with gifts and junkets of any size. But starting next year, they’ll be …"

"… on travel for lawmakers as long as it is within the country and related to legislators’ official duties. The measure also makes it easier for lawyers to advoc …"

"… gia Tea Party Patriots, said she’d like to see a limit to the gifts each legislator can receive each year. Advocates would also like to restrict spending on t …"

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"… session, but they receive no salary. These men and women are true citizen legislators, and unless they are retired or wealthy, they must find another way to ea …"

"… y, they must find another way to earn a living. While all other states pay legislators at least a small salary, only ten state legislatures approach full-time s …"

"… to benefit businesses like his; he told local reporters that all part-time legislators have conflicts. A 2010 review by the Deseret Morning News found that two …"

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"… gun violence squarely at the front of the national agenda. Long-skeptical legislators have expressed a new openness to at least consider laws that might keep g …"

"… George W. Bush’s nominee, Michael J. Sullivan, a former Republican state legislator and U.S. attorney. His confirmation was blocked by three Republican senato …"

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"… s, which can consist of as few as one lawmaker. “You could appoint every legislator to a subcommittee of one and it basically takes the ban away,” Perry sai …"

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"… , have pushed the issue onto the public agenda. Good-government groups and legislators in each of three states have used their rankings in the State Integrity I …"

"… to examine the issue. Georgia’s movement is being pushed by second-term legislator McKoon, who failed to rally much support last session. And while observers …"

"… n. And while observers in Florida and South Carolina say they fully expect legislators to cast votes on reform bills in this session, the long legislative proce …"

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"… laws. In Illinois and 14 other states, there aren’t any laws preventing legislators from resigning one day and registering as lobbyists the next, according t …"

"… r states impose “cooling off” periods of one or two years during which legislators or government officials are restricted from lobbying or taking certain pr …"

"… rust in government and corrupts policy-making.In the most egregious cases, legislators or regulators have written laws or set policy that helps a business or in …"

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"… ent in the Valley of the Sun, for bowl officials, civic boosters and state legislators, as well. And it isn’t over.The parade of bad news began in December 20 …"

"… ve committee revealed that the bowl had showered elected officials, mostly legislators, with lavish gifts.That May, the Fiesta Bowl was fined $1 million by the …"

"… sements. A lobbyist pleaded guilty to disclosure violations over a trip by legislators.Now, as the 2013 state legislative session approaches, many Arizonans bel …"

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"… es.During her 2008 run, Bonogofsky was puzzled by a call from former state legislator John Sinrud, one of ATP’s founders, offering to lend a hand.“They want …"

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"… g to The Advocate. The mailer calls Sinema, a lawyer and former state legislator, “wrong for America” and accuses her of putting "liberal self-interest …"

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"… re Fund, reported spending  $486,000 against Obama and former Arizona legislator Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic candidate for U.S. House in Arizona’s&nbs …"

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"… ged him to take them down. “He said, ‘I’ve gotten two calls from two legislators from different parties, and they are really upset,’” Lee recalled. Th …"

"… ot to be identified. “Certainly, we have to have some relationships with legislators.”The friction, he acknowledged, may have been inevitable. “There’s …"

"… een inevitable. “There’s always this dynamic when you have influential legislators who may or may not be happy with what you’re doing,” he said.Dashed h …"

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