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How effective are Washington lobbyists at dismantling environmental regulation? listen

06/27/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Washington lobbyists are affecting regulatory legislation “in a huge way.” That’s the take of Bob Deans, associate director of communications for NRDC Action Fund.

His new book is called Reckless. The Political Assault on the American Environment.

Yesterday we aired the first half of our interview with Deans. In this second half, Deans speaks about lobbyists and about the Republican Pa...

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State Senate panel OK's bill that would lift ban on lobbyist gifts listen

04/11/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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In Tallahassee today a Senate ethics panel advanced a bill that would do away with a ban on gifts from lobbyist. Unlike most other controversial items on the legislature’s plate this session, it garnered support from Republicans and Democrats.

Tallahassee Mayor John Marks urged the Senate Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections to once again allow lobbyists to buy lunch for lawmakers. He said it’s about jobs.

"Since the legislative expenditure ban was adopted in 2005 the restaurant ...

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Lobbyists work for Moffitt and big tobacco listen

08/06/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has a reputation as one of the best in the country. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the facility as the 16th best in the country.

But the treatment center and research institute is also paying thousands of dollars to lobbyists in Tallahassee, that are also registered lobbyist for tobacco companies.

Mark Ferullo is with the group Progress Florida, which reported on this seeming conflict of interest on its website today.

We also attempted to sp...

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