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No more steak: Wining and dining of pols down in Va.

...involving former Gov. Bob McDonnell, lobbyists spent nearly $20,000 at Morton' Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, where lobbyists reported spending nearly $16,000 during...filed disclosure forms shows registered lobbyists reported spending $456,000 on entertaining...

...animal rights groups."Those elephants have gone to world class zoos. They will get much better care but, of course, the lobbyists are always keen to ignore facts," Minister of Environment Saviour Kasukuwere told The Associated Press. Zimbabwe's national...
Op-ed: Banana Republicans?

...embedded in a fabric for a long time, so too is it difficult to change a system that has benefitted career politicians, lobbyists, lawyers and big donors for decades.The way to restore "order," the way to change the system and make it more democratic...
Voices of Alaska: Don't let fear lead to bad decisions

...difficult to apply them without causing real pain. The most sophisticated response to fear of cuts is to employ professional lobbyists to advocate for critically needed funds, but that will not work for everyone, and ultimately, all bets are off, because...
Funds sought: Borough discusses unpaid lobbyist bill

...said he has never had an issue with the lobbyist's work ethic and hopes to see the borough...Beetle Mitigation Program as one of the lobbyists' accomplishments. The contract requires...does talk or exchange emails with the lobbyist group on a fairly regular basis, he...

Last week a host of scientists, fishery managers, fishermen, lobbyists and officials came together talk about what we don't know about king salmon.Seems like a strange thing to spend a bunch of...
Chicago-based organization joins anadromous stream fight

Mail found in boxes around the borough last week included a national lobbyist take on the upcoming anadromous stream ordinance public hearing. The borough mayor's office said much of what is posed on the...
Regulators place trophy hunting above residents' needs

...bears and for who? The 2012, hunting season in Alaska is, as always, big business as the deal cut between the big game lobbyists, the governor, and the legislature continues to ignore the law of the land. Once again more than four hundred Alaskan families...
Navarre eyes state budgets, plans more trips to Juneau requests. The borough doesn't hire its own state lobbyist -- unlike other larger municipalities -- and Navarre said...discussions. "I can play that role as mayor and not have to hire a lobbyist," he said.On March 1 and 2, Navarre met with local legislators...
Knudson appointed relations director

...Washington, D.C. office. According to a report by the Associated Press, Knudson's position will amount to the state's top lobbyist spot in D.C. Knudson is currently working for Tesoro Alaska as the external affairs manager. "Obviously (Washington...


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