States Restrict Lobbying Activities

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Published August/September 2007

Reforms of state ethics laws surged in 2006 and 2007, and lobbying was almost universally targeted. Fueled by congressional scandals, national polls showed that the public's perception of lobbyists reached a new low. The question remains: Is lobbying an integral part of the making of public policy, or is it a suspicious activity that needs constant monitoring by watchdog groups and independent agencies?

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