by Colleen O’Dea / NJ Spotlight
Lobbying is a big business in New Jersey. The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission reports that more than $58 million was spent last year by businesses, organizations, and lobbyists to try to influence lawmakers, the governor, and the general public about issues before state government bodies and bills pending in the Legislature.
Every year, much is made of the biggest lobbying firms (Princeton Public Affairs, Public Strategies Impact, and MBI-GluckShaw) and how much they receive from clients and spend on trying to sway legislation and regulations. But who pays the most to them, and to their own inside lobbyists, to push for bills they support and block those they oppose and how much did they spend last year?
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