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Uber and taxi industry lobbying data for the city of Toronto

Recent data from the city of Toronto’s lobbyist registry reveals the ride-sharing company Uber directed almost double the number of contacts to city staff and elected officials than the taxi industry and their supporters. 569 more words


A Day (or Three) in the Life of a Lobbyist

Welcome back to Hoosier on the Hill!

In this post, I highlight my recent trip to Washington, D.C., which took place earlier this week.  While it is difficult to pinpoint a typical day as a lobbyist, this trip provides a pretty good flavor for some typical activities on the job. 821 more words


Senior Tory MP accuses Downing Street of "selling" policies for "cash and political favours"

Bernard Jenkin claimed the government watered down the Trade Union Bill to ensure union support in its campaign to keep Britain in the EU.

Mr Jenkin told MPs “this stinks” like “cash for questions” and showed the government was at the “rotten heart of the European Union”. 461 more words


Hopeful for Justice

It’s rare that a mailed appeal from an organization brings me to tears, but a recent one from Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) did just that. 500 more words


Active Muslim citizenship

Last month, the independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry found that The Sun newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice… 449 more words


A chart of lobbyists' White House visits reveals its close ties with Google

In a town where proximity to power is a measure of clout, Google’s ties with the Obama administration in Washington, D.C., are unrivaled among its tech and telecom peers. 312 more words


Lottery Tickets, Welfare Recipients, and “Taliban Stam”

The following piece by Matthew Vaz, a Public Scholar at the Colin Powell Center and a   lecturer in the Department of History at the City College of New York is reprinted from Huffington Post. 715 more words