Arkansas government sector lobbying
This practice is controversial because public funds are spent to lobby for an agenda not subject to direct approval by voters, and outcomes may be contrary taxpayers' benefit.
Several cities report federal lobbying. The city of Brinkley lobbied in 2009.
Fayetteville has also been active in federal lobbying and has registered a lobbyist annually since 2004. From 2004-2008, the city spent $80,000 per year on federal lobbying for a total of $400,000 for those five years.
Fort Smith lobbied in 2007 and 2008.
According to Sunshine Review's analysis of information disclosed on county websites, no county in Arkansas discloses lobbying information or membership in government sector lobbying associations (see below).
Taxpayer-funded lobbying associations
City and municipal
- Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police
- Arkansas Association of Fire Chiefs
- Arkansas State Fire Fighters Association