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Tag Archives: Lobbying

Secretive lobbying group heads to Denver next week. Here’s what you need to know

Updated to add statement from Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver. As a powerful organization backed by some of the nation’s wealthiest conservative families prepares to […]...

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July 13, 2017 Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Robert Blaha ad highlights a signature Bennet issue: Stopping ex-politicians from lobbying

  United States Senate candidate Robert Blaha is trying some campaign jiu jitsu on one of Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet’s signature issues: Banning members of Congress from becoming […]...

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March 30, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix
Report: Oil and Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence in Colorado

Report: Oil and Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence in Colorado

DENVER-- A report released today by Colorado Ethics Watch describes oil-and-gas industry spending on state election campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts as disproportionally influential and “shocking.”...

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May 30, 2013 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Anti-regulation U.S. Chamber of Commerce pouring record sums into lobbying

Anti-regulation U.S. Chamber of Commerce pouring record sums into lobbying

The Obama years have so far been a predictable boom-time for the army of anti-regulation lobbyists paid by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Center for Responsive Politics reports that the Chamber spent $276 million over the past two...

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January 28, 2011 Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, Top Stories
With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

Despite the Gulf oil spill, a massive pipeline break in Michigan and broad concerns about global warming, ambitious climate-change and energy legislation is likely dead for the year. That poses a conundrum, going forward, for...

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September 24, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Wash Post paints with numbers the oil industry lawmaker-lobbyist circuit in DC

Wash Post paints with numbers the oil industry lawmaker-lobbyist circuit in DC

The Washington Post does the math on the “revolving door” turning always between the federal government and the oil industry, underscoring the significant influence the […]...

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July 22, 2010 Blog, Politics
An army of former government employees lobbying on finance regulations

An army of former government employees lobbying on finance regulations

Today, the Center for Responsive Politics and Public Citizen jointly released a mammoth report on the “small army” of former federal employees lobbying on financial […]...

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June 3, 2010 Blog, Politics
Financial reform activists lobby the lobbyists

Financial reform activists lobby the lobbyists

WASHINGTON-- On Monday, with Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) promising a final vote on financial regulatory reform in the next few days, rather than weeks, thousands descended on K Street in Washington, D.C., to lobby the lobbyists.

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May 18, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
News media skim past key sections of Norton resume

News media skim past key sections of Norton resume

Reporters have to make choices in writing their stories because they can’t include everything. Stories about Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton, however, might be […]...

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May 5, 2010 Blog, Politics
Major political players train sights on Curry rafting-rights bill

Major political players train sights on Curry rafting-rights bill

Former Democratic state Sen. Michael Feeley, a lawyer-lobbyist who spent seven years as Minority Leader, is behind an advertising campaign aimed at torpedoing a rafting […]...

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March 10, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]

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