County government sector lobbying

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Taxpayer-funded lobbying is government to government lobbying. Counties, cities, school districts, public facilities, and associations of public employees frequently use public funds to influence legislation and appropriations at the state and federal levels.

Groups like the National Association of Counties have official stances on issues as varied as health reform and unfunded mandates.[1] The California State Association of Counties has been lobbying the federal government annually for at least 10 years.[2]

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.

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Template:Lists of government sector lobbying associations