Business Week: How Reliable Are Lobbyist Registration Data?

Written by admin on July 31st, 2009

Business Week comments on the new lobbying registration requirements.  See the article here:

http://www.businessweek.com/blogs/money_politics/archives/2009/07/how_reliable_ar.html

In April, the GAO sampled 2008 lobbyist filings and discovered that two thirds included details the filers couldn’t corroborate; for roughly a quarter of the filings, lobbyists couldn’t even establish which branch of government they had contacted for clients — they said they didn’t track phone calls or informal meetings, or couldn’t retrieve emails.

The Best Government Money Can Buy is a non partisan documentary which examines the relationship between lobbying and campaign finance.

 

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