Registered lobbyists disclosed buying at least $1,000 in food and drink for 27 different state lawmakers in 2018, according to an analysis of new disclosures. Among the four lawmakers who received the most free food and drink were the incoming speaker of the House and the incoming chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.
This spreadsheet lists the lobbyist-funded food and drink totals for each public officeholder included in Michigan lobbyist disclosures. The numbers are the totals that were disclosed for 2018 and are based on disclosures filed with the secretary of state by registered lobbyists.
As state lawmakers sent nearly 400 bills to then-Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk in the closing weeks of the year, lobbyists upped their efforts in Lansing to influence policy decisions, helping to make 2018 a record year for lobbyist spending, according to state disclosures. Overall, lobbyists reported spending $40.3 million in 2018.
This document lists the top 200 groups and firms that reported spending the most on lobbying Michigan state government during 2018. The numbers are based on filings with the Michigan secretary of state. Overall, lobbyists reported spending $40.3 million in 2018.
posted on 02/27/2019
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