In the States: Lobbyists Descend on the Statehouse
Young, Amy E., Common Cause Magazine
This fall independent presidential candidate Ross Perot vowed to send congressional lobbyists into permanent retirement - as exhibits at the Smithsonian. "We're going to get rid of them, and the Congress will be listening to the people," he promised.
But Congress isn't the only institution caught in the gridlock of special interests. In recent years lobbyists have headed to state capitals to ply their trade in record numbers. The number of registered lobbyists exceeded 42,500 in 1990 - a 20 percent increase over four years - according to an Associated Press survey.
Some states' regulation of lobbyists, however, has not kept pace with the increased activity, and as a result it's hard for the …
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Publication information: Article title: In the States: Lobbyists Descend on the Statehouse. Contributors: Young, Amy E. - Author. Magazine title: Common Cause Magazine. Volume: 18. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 1992. Page number: 29. © 1991 Common Cause Magazine. COPYRIGHT 1992 Gale Group.
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