Gift rules for state employees mostly ignored, observers say

...advises companies on vendor and lobbyist compliance, estimated tens...also register as "vendor lobbyists" and be subject to the same...requirements as any traditional lobbyist.So-called bona fide sales...registered ? said they become lobbyists if they try to convince an...

Trump tells it like it is

...of dollars the old-fashioned way ? he worked hard for it. He is sponsoring his own campaign and is not in bed with any lobbyists, newspapers, news networks or politicians. The problem with The Donald is that he speaks the truth, and that offends the...

Vote 'none of the above'

...well until the fourth branch became as powerful as the ones designated by our forefathers. The fourth branch is composed of lobbyists, which have more money to spread around to influence our legislators. This is one of the reasons I feel irrelevant.I have...

Ben Harbin will leave Legislature to become lobbyist

Ben Harbin, who has represented Co­lum­bia County in the Georgia Legislature for 20 years, said Monday he would resign next month to take a position with Southern Strategy Group, a Columbia-based lobbying group.

'Times' sets speed trap

...John McCain in 2008 ? dignifying unfounded rumors that the Vietnam veteran and longtime POW might have had an affair with a lobbyist in the past.The woman sued, and in the end the Times had to admit that "The article did not state, and The Times did not...

Bob Young's House bid starts week of political moves

...has represented Colum bia County in the Legis la ture for 20 years, announced that he would resign this Tues day to become a lobbyist.Columbia County Com missioner Mack Taylor announced that he would run for Harbin's seat, and speculation began over who...

Fallen Sen. Pinckney advocate of the poor

...we know who holds the future," said Martin."Clem claimed that promise. He lived that promise out."Damon Jeter, a lobbyist and Richland County Councilman, said the killing of Pinckney felt like a modern day assassination, similar to Martin Luther...

Lobbyists treat PSC like royalty

...about this time, utility lobbyists start stuffing the stockings...Journal-Constitution's analysis of lobbyist disclosure records for the past...comparatively little.A single lobbyist, Terry Hobbs of SCANA Energy...accounts for about 40 percent of lobbyist spending on the PSC since...

What you pay at pump may change

...raising taxes, although legislators and lobbyists who heard it were scratching their heads...raising taxes. But Clint Mueller, a lobbyist for the Association County Commissioners...before it was presented to reporters and lobbyists. Those present said most GOP lawmakers...

Lobbyists spend nearly $1 million

...5,425 in lobbyist spending in 2011. Fifty-two lobbyists bought Ralston...tickets along with lobbyist-funded tickets...2,000. Lobbyists also reported...OVERALL, LOBBYIST SPENDING was...this session. Lobbyists poured $997...

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