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LETTER: Needed: Separation of Congress, lobbyists

April 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The elimination of lobbyist spouses of elected officials would go a long way in salvaging this nation.
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The Influence Game: Election may be over, but campaign continues

November 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The election may be over, but a new campaign is being waged in the nation’s capital as lobbyists, advocates and trade groups fight to shape the government’s response to the looming fiscal cliff. Continue Reading

Pawlenty leaves Romney, lands lobbying gig

September 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty no longer is presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s chief surrogate after accepting the top job at a major lobbying group. Continue Reading

Minnesota Capitol the recipient of $59 million lobbying effort

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Businesses topped the list, spending millions of dollars on lobbying in 2011. Xcel Energy spent the most, aboout $2.36 million, according to the incomplete list compiled by the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Continue Reading

PARKER: With Gingrich, it all depends on your definition of ‘lobbying’

January 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON — When it comes to Newt Gingrich’s post-speaker activities on the Hill, it all depends on what your definition of “lobbying” is. Continue Reading

SD officials lobby against rule to curb pollution from power plants

October 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) South Dakota officials are lobbying hard against new federal regulations to curb mercury and other toxic pollution from coal-fired power plants. One of South Dakota’s two coal-fired plants would be affected.
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Dakotas, neighboring states to lobby in DC for Medicare provision

October 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS(AP) Health leaders from the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming plan to travel to the nation’s capital this week to try to salvage future Medicare payments.
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Herseth Sandlin registers as lobbyist, takes heat from GOP

August 4, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin is now a registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
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Interest groups press issues at dozens of Pierre socials

February 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota Town and Township Association members were serving ice cream at the state Capitol on Wednesday, but their minds were focused on a different form of sustenance.
“We’re just trying to get a little more of the fiscal pie,” said Cindy Foster, the association’s president.
State officials, legislators, lobbyists and staff members lined up for the free ice cream, which was being handed out, complete with toppings, in the Senate President’s and House Speaker’s lobbies.
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COMMENTARY: Why so much money gets spent on lobbying

October 3, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Recently, The New York Times noted that companies and lobbying firms in Washington are stocking up on Republican lobbyists in anticipation of strong GOP gains in Congress this November. The going rate? Salaries now begin at $300,000, the newspaper reported, and can go as high as $1 million. Continue Reading