Saturday, July 10, 2010

In case you wondered – Study shows lobbyists sponsor 39 percent of Calif bills

When you think of lobbyists you generally think of their influence in Washington D.C. There’s thousands of lobbyists who, like locusts, descend upon both houses throughout the year.

We must not forget about the lobbyists at the state level who burrow into the political scene statewide, and exert an undue amount of influence on what bills get passed or rejected every year. How bad is it you ask?

Outside interests sponsored 39 percent of the bills introduced during a recent two-year session of the California Legislature, according to a published report today.


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