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lobbyist

a person employed by a particular interest to lobby
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org/article/trump-before-would-have-no-problem-banning-lobbyists-trump-now-youre-hired) hired lobbyists to key posts in regulatory agencies .
The Lobbyist Registrar's responsibilities include overseeing the lobbyist registration system, providing advice on Chapter 140, Lobbying, of the Toronto Municipal Code, conducting inquiries and investigations, enforcing compliance and advising City Council on lobbying matters.
When we had term limits on the ballot in Colorado, I was the leader of the Colorado Term Limit Coalition and often found myself on the other side of a debate with a lobbyist.
Robert Floyd, a lobbyist at Hance Scarborough LLP, said he has no bills this session that he's pushing the governor to veto.
During that same period, the average donation from a lobbyist was $149.
Still, unethical lobbyists look for loopholes and ways to skirt laws, says Keeneland Association's Judy Taylor, the first professional female lobbyist in Kentucky.
Or as one lobbyist put it at the time, "How can a senator know about a great question unless he keeps himself informed by those who have devoted their lifetime to it and have a lifelong interest in it?
A lobbyist who spoke on condition of anonymity said that "it would be a disaster to copy the American system where relations between members of Congress and lobbyists are very strictly defined".
A leading Welsh Assembly lobbyist, on holiday in West Wales, told me five years ago that he spent a great deal of time (and money?
23) Restrictions on lobbyist communication with executive branch officials are mirrored in the updated guidelines issued by OMB for the Recovery Act lobbying discussed below.
Lobbyists for unions opposed taxes on gold-plated health insurance plans; lobbyists for doctors opposed cuts in Medicare reimbursements; a lobbyist for Dunkin Donuts opposed a soda tax to pay for health care reform; and a Cigar Association lobbyist fought a tobacco tax.
Mahaffey, who is not listed as a college employee on the school's Web site, had been registered as a lobbyist for the institution since at least 2008, according to Ethics Commission records.