Lobbying in McLean County, Illinois
McLean county has spent $97,209 on government sector lobbying since 2005. This includes contracts with lobbyists and dues to government sector lobbying associations.
Taxpayer-funded lobbying is the use of public funds by governments to influence other levels of government. Counties, for example, will pay lobbyists to influence the state or the federal government. This type of lobbying is often not disclosed to constituents. Counties hire lobbyists on a contractual basis, have lobbyists on staff, or join groups which promote or oppose legislation on their behalf. Lobbyists also help counties seeking specific projects or appropriations.
Lobbying in Illinois
The county board of McLean has had lobbying representation from Anderson Legislative Consulting since at least 2005. Since 2005, McLean County has spent $45,000 on contracts with the lobbyist.
The firm works with the county on lobbying the state of Illinois and the Illinois state legislature. The firm tracks legislation for the county and alerts the county of any changes, as well as drafts legislation on the county's behalf. Anderson Consulting also represents the county's interests before legislators in the state.
|Anderson Legislative Consulting||2009||$7,500|
|Anderson Legislative Consulting||2008||$7,500|
|Anderson Legislative Consulting||2007||$7,500|
|Anderson Legislative Consulting||2006||$7,500|
|Anderson Legislative Consulting||2005||$7,500|
|Anderson Legislative Consulting||2004||$7,500|
- Main article: Illinois government sector lobbying associations
Since 2005, the county has spent $52,209 on dues for these organizations.
|Metro Counties of Illinois||2010||$4,724|
|Metro Counties of Illinois||2009||$4,724|
|Metro Counties of Illinois||2008||$4,724|
|Metro Counties of Illinois||2007||$4,724|
|Metro Counties of Illinois||2006||$4,724|
|Metro Counties of Illinois||2005||$4,724|
|National Association of Counties||2009||$3,942|
|National Association of Counties||2008||$4,847|
|National Association of Counties||2007||$3,892|
|National Association of Counties||2006||$4,882|
|National Association of Counties||2005||$3,616|
|National Association of Counties||2004||$2,686|