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{{TOCnestright (Sunshine Review)}}'''Taxpayer-funded lobbying''' is government to government [[lobbying]].  [[Massachusetts counties (Sunshine Review)|Counties]], [[Massachusetts cities (Sunshine Review)|cities]], [[Massachusetts school districts|school districts]], public facilities, and associations of public employees frequently use public funds to influence legislation and appropriations at the state and federal levels.   
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Taxpayer-funded lobbying''' is government to government [[lobbying]].  [[Massachusetts counties (Sunshine Review)|Counties]], [[Massachusetts cities (Sunshine Review)|cities]], [[Massachusetts school districts|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.
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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.
  
 
Massachusetts ranks 8 out of the 50 states for its lobbying disclosure and accessibility requirements for government lobbying.  
 
Massachusetts ranks 8 out of the 50 states for its lobbying disclosure and accessibility requirements for government lobbying.  
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Revision as of 15:08, 23 August 2013

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.

Massachusetts ranks 8 out of the 50 states for its lobbying disclosure and accessibility requirements for government lobbying.

Lobbying in Massachusetts

The state has at least three municipalities registered to lobby in the state of Massachusetts since 2010:[1]

Lobbying the federal government

For federal lobbying, there are several more public entities that have or have had registered lobbyists:

Lobbying in the state can be indirect. For example, the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators' Association honored a legislator for promoting legislation creating a Middle School Commission in the state, a legislative priority for the Association.[18]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying associations

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

City and municipal

County

Emergency services

Justice

Public officials

School

Other

References