"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have"
Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Lobbying in Albany is big business and it got bigger this year.

Spending by 3,271 clients on their lobbying from 5,357 lobbyist increased from $151 million to $171.2 million this year.

The big spending sectors:
Health and Mental Health Organization $26.7 million
Real Estate and Construction $21.3 million
Education $13.2 million

Corporations spending the most:
Verizon $3.2 million
Trustees of Columbia University $2.2 million
New York State United Teachers Union $2.1 million

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