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Pennsylvania 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.

Energy initiatives

Several energy nonprofits, funded in part by millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grants for "alternative energy" projects, lobby in support of legislation.[1] One of these organizations replied to such accusations from the Commonwealth Foundation that while it is funded in part by taxpayer funds, it does not use these funds to lobby.[2]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying associations

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



Emergency services




Public officials



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