There's a wide variety of ways lobbyists can calculate their pay. It ranges from employed lobbyists who list their full salary to retained advocates who include only minutes spent on tasks that fit the specific statutory definition of "lobbying." As a result, there's no easy way to compare how much companies and groups spend. VPAP takes a crack at it with a chart listing two different ways to look at the top 50 spenders from May 2017-April 2018.
Aug. 7, 2018
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