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Lobbyist

A person who attempts to influence legislation or policy, especially if he/she does so professionally. For example, a lobbyist may call a legislator and urge him/her to vote for a bill that, if passed, would favor the industry or interests of lobbyist's client. Lobbying can be a lucrative business. However, a variety of rules exist in many jurisdictions to guard against the possibility that it can degenerate into bribery.
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Each citizen first chooses whether to attempt to become a lobbyist. This choice depends on the expected lifetime payoffs from selecting one of the two roles in the current period, which we write as [V.sup.c.sub.t] and [V.sup.l.sub.t].
(https://www.insurancejournal.com/app/uploads/2018/06/citizens-lobbyist-policy.pdf) Read: Citizens Lobbyist Policy
She said she hoped these examples dispel myths, noting that she lobbies for the poorest of the poor, yet her work as a lobbyist is the same as other lobbyists.
"We are prohibiting you from using your position as a legislator to secure subsequent employment as a lobbyist," Brown said in response to a question during the late June debate.
But as other governors have before him, Abbott's office is hearing appeals during this 20-day window from both lobbyists and the public, advising him to take certain action on their pet bills.
BOSTON -- There are a few things Beacon Hill lawmakers can depend on: endless public hearings, late-night budget debates and a steady stream of campaign dollars from registered lobbyists hoping to catch their ear.
In May the Assembly's Standards Committee said lobbyists should face tighter scrutiny but not a full official register.
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According to Corporate Europe Observatory's findings, some enterprises do not accurately list the number of lobbyists they have - listing less - or the allocated budget.
Since 1995, lobbyists have had to register in the U.S.
The Governors' Lobbyists: Federal-State Relations Offices and Governors Associations in Washington