Montana 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.

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 to taxpayers' benefit.


Funds for lobbying

The Montana Policy Institute's investigative reporter, Michael Noyes, discovered that Missoula County was spending the most money on lobbyists of all Montana counties and the city of Missoula was spending the most money on lobbyists of all Montana cities.

The following are lobbying expenses reported by cities:

The following are lobbying expenses reported by counties:

Taxpayer-funded lobbying associations

The following is a list of Montana government sector lobbying associations by type:

County

Emergency services

Justice

Municipal

School

Other


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