New York 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 taxpayers benefit.

Governments with registered lobbyists in New York include at least one municipality, seven counties, and three school districts.[1]

However, disclosure laws in New York for public bodies are more lenient than disclosure laws for private entities. A list of registered lobbyists in the state may therefore leave out a significant amount of government lobbying activity.[2]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying associations

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


Emergency services

Public officials




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