New York government sector lobbying
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.
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.
Taxpayer-funded lobbying associations
- American Public Power Association
- Library Association of New York
- Long Island Special District Association
- Nassau-Suffolk Water District Commissioners Association