- Lobbyists spent $200K on lawmakers' trips Updated: Apr-21-14 10:31 am
- Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation Updated: Apr-14-14 6:38 pm
- Gay rights lobbyist to join Sen. Murphy's office Updated: Apr-12-14 9:31 am
- AP Analysis: Japan anti-whaling ruling saves face Updated: Apr-12-14 5:41 am
- Chicago man pleads guilty in Zimbabwe case Updated: Apr-11-14 4:47 pm
- Committee picks 3 finalists for UA lobbyist job Updated: Apr-10-14 7:25 am
- Kansas Chamber lobbyist departs for energy group Updated: Apr-10-14 5:05 am
- Bid renewed to bar lobbyists from NY pensions Updated: Apr-10-14 3:05 am
- Mo. Senate panel considers gay discrimination bill Updated: Apr-09-14 6:04 pm
- Del. lawmaker eye lobbying reform Updated: Apr-09-14 2:19 am
- Hawaii lawmakers plow through mountain of bills Updated: Apr-08-14 11:01 pm
- McAuliffe wants family added to Va. ethics bill Updated: Apr-08-14 12:22 pm
- May primary offers array of legislative contenders Updated: Apr-07-14 1:18 pm
- Correction: Gun Rights-Kansas story Updated: Apr-06-14 10:23 am
- Business interests question Republican truths Updated: Apr-06-14 10:05 am
- Vukmir releases records related to ALEC work Updated: Apr-04-14 11:44 am
- NY ethics panel: $210M spent lobbying last year Updated: Apr-04-14 3:04 am
- Lobbying for former Alabama Legislature limited Updated: Apr-03-14 8:35 pm
- NRA lobbyist breaks Illinois law, helps change it Updated: Apr-02-14 6:04 pm
- Wording rejected for proposed ethics ballot item Updated: Apr-01-14 6:01 pm
- New coalition says corporations aren't people Updated: Mar-31-14 3:33 pm
- HUD bans ex-Philly housing director over lobbying Updated: Mar-28-14 3:13 pm
- Walker signs asbestos bill opposed by veterans Updated: Mar-27-14 3:31 pm
- Walker signs bill allowing earlier donations Updated: Mar-27-14 3:03 pm
- Lawmakers advance bill to end Iowa dog racing Updated: Mar-26-14 4:31 pm
ST. LOUIS - Industry and special interest groups spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers, according to a newspaper analysis.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has temporarily set aside debate on ethics legislation that would curb lobbying.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A government relations chief for the Human Rights Campaign is joining Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy's office as his chief of staff.
TOKYO - The international court ruling against Japanese whaling last week may have given the government a convenient political out.
CHICAGO - A 72-year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to illegally lobbying U.S. lawmakers to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe's president and other members of his regime for a promise of $3.4 million.
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - A University of Arkansas search committee has named three finalists for the school's vice chancellor for governmental relations position.
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas Chamber of Commerce lobbyist is leaving the influential business organization to become executive director of a group that represents the state's oil and natural gas industry.
ALBANY, New York - Two New York legislators are renewing their bid to remove employees of municipal trade associations from the state pension system for government workers after efforts failed to do it through the new state budget.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri senators heard conflicting testimony Wednesday on whether it makes good business sense to grant legal discrimination protections to people based on sexual orientation.
DOVER, Delaware - A state House committee is considering a bill that would prevent high-level government officials in Delaware from immediately becoming lobbyists after leaving their state posts.
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers plowed through a mountain of bills Tuesday in advance of a legislative deadline, moving swiftly through their work until they hit a sex education bill that drew criticism from gay rights opponents and generated a salty debate in the state House.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants lobbyists to disclose what they give to lawmakers' families.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Primary candidates vying to be in the Ohio Legislature include former lawmakers, spouses and daughters of state representatives, and current state legislators looking to change chambers.
TOPEKA, Kansas - In an April 5 story about gun-rights legislation in Kansas, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence's efforts to defend gun control policies in court and oppose the lessening of existing regulations. The correct name is Jonathan Lowy, not Jonathan Lowry.
AUSTIN, Texas - Business interests are walking the halls of the Texas Capitol calling on lawmakers to rethink some of their past policies, hoping that after the November election they can win some key victories next year.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir has released documents related to her work with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council as part of a settlement of an open records lawsuit filed by the liberal Center for Media and Democracy.
ALBANY, New York - New York's ethics commission reports $210 million were spent on state and local lobbying last year.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Legislature is trying to keep members from immediately becoming lobbyists after leaving office.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The powerful Illinois lobbyist for the National Rifle Association has helped rewrite a state law he broke.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas attorney general's office has rejected the wording of a ballot proposal that would institute tougher ethics laws for state public officials.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A new grassroots group is launching a campaign to get Alaska political leaders and candidates to sign a pledge declaring that only people have rights, and not corporations and unions.
PHILADELPHIA - The former director of public housing in Philadelphia has been banned from working with any federal programs for three years.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday quietly signed into law a bill that critics say would delay and deny justice to those who seek damages in court after falling ill from exposure to asbestos.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed into law a bill that lets lobbyists to start making campaign donations to candidates for office seven weeks earlier than previously allowed.
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa House panel moved forward Wednesday on a bill to end greyhound racing in the state and set up a so called "retirement fund" that would pay breeders and employees in the industry up to $70 million.