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Tuesday Morning Roundup: Lyft Busted For Lobbying Breaches

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Utilities Are Lobbying Against the Expansion of Rooftop Solar

In order for solar power to compete with other forms of energy, the conventional thinking goes, it needs to become way cheaper.<p>Installing rooftop …

Uber, Lyft spent nearly $1M on NYS lobbying so far in 2016

Here is an expanded version of the third item from my "Albany Insider" column on Monday:<p>Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft spent nearly $1 million …

Ridesharing

Millions Of Dollars Flow To Lobbying Firms

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b>|</b> <b>Twitter</b><p>TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiamiNSF) – Florida’s lobbying industry remains lucrative.<p>With five firms topping $1 million, …

Big climate change debate begins; lots of behind-the-scenes lobbying

Aug. 23, 2016, 11:07 a.m.<p>One of the most controversial bills of the year, a measure to extend California's target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, is being debated on the Assembly floor on Tuesday morning.<p>The legislation, Senate Bill 32, would require slashing emissions to 40% below 1990 …

Lobbying Spending Database - Cigna Corp, 2016

Loading Chart<p><b>Client Profile: Summary, 2016</b><p>A special interest's lobbying activity may go up or down over time, depending on how much attention the …

After Massive Cable Industry Lobbying And Disinformation Effort, The FCC Is Forced To Weaken Its Cable Box Reform Plan

Back in February, the FCC approved a new plan to bring some much-needed competition to the old cable box, resulting in better, cheaper, and more open …

Net Neutrality

Lobbying registrations are down, but the influence industry is flourishing

In 2014, when federal regulators were considering Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, David Cohen, a top Comcast executive, met with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to address questions and concerns about the deal, which was later withdrawn.<p>Cohen oversees Comcast’s $15 …