Local government, agencies ring up sizable lobbying tabs in D.C.

by - December 05, 2013

According to federal data analyzed by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, or CRP, corporations, labor unions, collegesand universities, state and local governments and agencies and ideological groups spent a total of $3.5 billion on Washington lobbyists in the first three quarters of 2009, when there were 13,789 registered lobbyists in the capital. So far this year, clients have spent a total of $2.38 billion. And the number of lobbyists has dipped to 11,935. State and local governments across the US have spent about $52.7 million this year, according to CRP. That number has also dropped in recent years – from $95.4 million in 2009 to $75.5 million last year, the group found.

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