Lobbying Goes Mainstream

It’s finally happened. The mainstream media (traditionally abbreviated MSM) has acknowledged the amount of money involved in the lobbying game at the state capitol this session.

A Denver Post article titled “Special interests paying lobbyists at record pace” attempts to add up the cash flow, along with the state’s top paid lobbyists-a beat that Colorado Confidential has been covering since the General Assembly…assembled.

Here’s a brief look back at the lobbying that continues to break records. Session Nets Heavy Spending

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at erosa@www.coloradoindependent.com.

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