Beware the Ides of March. Lobbyist disclosures for the month of February are out!
Out-of-state interests may be spending money to influence Colorado politics, but at least Fran Coleman, Laura Clapp, and Joe Stengel finally have a client.
Tidbits below the fold. $30,000: the amount of money BP gave lobbying firm Colorado Communique last month.
229: number of clients reportedly lobbying on HB 1176, which allows injured employees to choose their own physicians.
$3,953.25: the amount of money New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. paid lobbyist Linda Pryor to oppose HB 1289, which authorizes pharmacies to sell compounded drugs.
4: number of lobbyists registered to represent the Colorado AFL-CIO.
1: number of clients former lawmakers Fran Coleman, Laura Clapp, and Joe Stengel have combined. The trio is now representing the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, their first official client.
$26,850: amount of money lobbyist Mark Grueskin gave to consulting groups Solutions West and Sondermann/E-Squared Partners last month.