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Why are elections in Texas separated and scheduled at different times? To minimize the convergence of issues in state and local races. The two top vote-getters face each other in a runoff election.
National rifle association is an interest group and operates in the United States.
The primary goal of interest groups is to influence decision-makers and public policy through advocacy on behalf of members.
Only direct lobbying? Yes. But legislative advertising paid for by a lobbyist must also be reported to the Texas Ethics Commission.
Contract lobbyists have a vested interest in seeing their clients succeed: retaining their business. Most in-house lobbyists are judged by more than just their lobbying performance.
Under the law, lobbyists are individuals or entities paid or reimbursed $1,000 or more, or spending $500 or more, for such communications in a calendar year. Anyone exceeding these thresholds must register with the Texas Ethics Commission and provide periodic accounts of their lobbying activities.
A. Goodwill lobbying is covered in many jurisdictions. In Pennsylvania, lobbying includes providing hospitality to a state official or employee for the purpose of advancing the interest of the lobbyist or principal.
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Lobbyists do what you and your organization cannot. They have the experience necessary to find the best solutions, they have essential knowledge about the legislative process, and most importantly, they can access the decision-makers who control the process.