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Queen's Speech: Much Ado About Nothing for the PRS?

There was a decidedly mixed reception to the Queen’s Speech in the NLA office, a parliamentary ceremony that dates back to the 16th century, just before the birth of William Shakespeare. 355 more words

General B2l/ Prs

Stuck in Greece, now what? - Athens Part III

English/Deutsch               Athens, 18 May

Deplorable conditions in the camps
The examples of Idomeni, Nea Kavala and the port of Piraeus depict the conditions under which many refugees and migrants are stuck in Greece. 2,511 more words


Cable lobby says FCC launched assault on industry “without provocation”

In today’s speech, said cable companies face lots of video competition, though presumably he meant from online video providers rather than from other cable companies. – … 23 more words

Policy & Ethics

Cable's Top Lobbyist Is Sick And Tired Of All This "Troublesome," "Distressing" Regulation And Competition

Our old friend Michael “Regulation Is Bad” Powell, former FCC chairman and now top pro-cable lobbyist, is at it again.

The NCTA is the giant lobbying and trade group representing all the big names — and many of the small — in cable. 756 more words

Intervista: "Regioni - Bruxelles: pro e contro la politica glocal."

Lobbying in Europa – Francesco Palermo ci spiega i limiti dell’attivismo regionale (intervista a Francesco Palermo a cura di Camilla Doninelli pubblicata il 16/05/2016 su  1,116 more words


The Prop 50 Befuddlement


As the old joke goes, how do you tell when a politician is lying? Answer? Their lips move.

So when politicians (of any party) do anything or say anything, you can pretty much be assured that they either gain something from it OR they mean exactly the opposite of what they say. 693 more words

News & Notes

Maziarz cannot serve as a lobbyist until 2017, but is he doing so now?

George Maziarz served as a member of the New York State Senate for 20 years, from 1995 through December 31, 2014. During his time in office he was an active and aggressive legislator. 1,401 more words

NY Politics