Posts tagged Lobbyists

Record Amounts Of Free Food For Some Lawmakers

So far in 2019, a small group of influential state lawmakers has been consuming larger than normal amounts of free food and drink purchased by lobbyists. Those lobbyists spent more than $4,000 on meals and beverages for three individual lawmakers over the first seven months of 2019, according to new disclosures. read more

posted on 09/11/2019

SPREADSHEET: Lobbyist Food And Drink Spending January Through July 2019

This is a list of how much money lobbyists and organizations reported spending on food and drink purchases for individual state officeholders from Jan. 1, 2019, through July 31, 2019. The numbers are based on disclosures filed with the Michigan Secretary of State by the lobbyists and organizations. read more

posted on 09/11/2019

Lame Duck Spurred A Surge In Lobbyist Spending

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. read more

posted on 02/27/2019

Spreadsheet: Top 200 Spenders On Lobbying 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. read more

posted on 02/27/2019

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