It’s Not Just AEA Anymore. Alabama Legislators Draw National Lobbying Attention

Across the country, national companies and causes, from Uber to pharmaceutical manufacturers, are turning their lobbying power onto state legislatures where they seek a better chance of influencing decisions than in Washington. The Alabama Legislature, now in session in Montgomery, is no stranger to this new attention.

From 2010 through 2014, Alabama’s 140 senators and representatives were the focus of six times that many entities pushing their messages and protecting their interests in Montgomery.

These are findings of a just-released study by the Center for Public Integrity, a national government watchdog group.