WI Eye on Lobbying

Molly Nagappala: I am the Ethics and Lobbying Specialist at the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. I read with interest your recent post regarding the policy paper “Post-Map-Ask: Towards a More Democratic, Modern Lobbying Process” by Lee Drutman and Christine Mahoney. … Continue reading

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“POST-MAP-ASK: Towards a More Democratic, Modern Lobbying Process”

Christine Mahoney and Lee Drutman at New America: American democracy faces a fundamental challenge. The legislative process is increasingly overwhelmed by lobbyists, particularly those representing large corporations and business associations. These lobbyists overwhelm congressional offices and their increasingly stretched-too-thin policy … Continue reading

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“Lobbyists: Easy target, easy touch; Presidential candidates assail lobbyists but also willingly take cash from them”

Politico: Bush, whose closest advisers in recent months — including Mike Murphy and Al Cardenas — have worked for lobbying firms, isn’t alone in criticizing the industry. As presidential candidates look to portray themselves as Washington outsiders, the lobbying industry … Continue reading

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