Hamilton County Commission Debates Continued Funding For Nashville Lobbyist

During yesterday’s Hamilton County Commission meeting, the commissioners voted on a resolution to authorize Mayor Coppinger to sign a contract with Nashville lobbyist, Will Denami, to represent the interests of the County before the TN General Assembly and other governmental entities. The price tag of the contract brought some criticism…

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New Bill Aims To Prohibit Former Government Officials From Lobbying For Foreign Agents

Former Federal Government Officials Would Be Prohibited From Representing Foreign Corporations And Governments As Lobbyists Under New Bipartisan Legislation Introduced By Reps. Mike Gallagher and Jared Golden.

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Biden To Increase Number Of Immigrants Approved For Refugee, Visa Status

President Joe Biden’s Border Policy Will Include An Increase In The Number Of People Approved For Refugee And Visa Status, His Administration Announced Tuesday.

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Pharma Lobby Fights Dem Proposals On Vaccine Access And Drug Pricing

Drugmakers Are Enjoying Renewed Clout In Washington For Their Rapid Development Of COVID-19 Vaccines, But They’re Set To Clash With Democrats Over Proposals That Would Hurt The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Profits.

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Tennessee Bill Would Eliminate Privilege Tax For More Professions

The Tennessee Legislature Is Considering The Removal Of A $400 Annual “Privilege Tax” On Individuals Licensed Or Registered To Practice In Any Of Seven Professions: Attorneys, Securities Agents, Broker-dealers, Investment Advisers, Lobbyists, Doctors And Osteopathic Physicians.

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March Madness 2021: These Schools Have The Most Lobbying Power

Only One College Takes Home The Trophy In March Madness, But The Entire Higher Education Industry Was A Big Winner In Democrats’ Stimulus Package. The American Rescue Plan Provides Nearly $40 Billion In Aid To Colleges And Universities, More Than Either Of The Two Previous Stimulus Bills.

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Should Tennessee Taxpayers Prop up a Dying Industry?

Tennessee’s Coal Mining Industry Has Declined In Both Production And Jobs By Over 80% In The Last Decade. In 2010, The Coal Industry Supported Nearly 550 Tennessee Jobs Each Quarter. In 2018, That Number Dropped Below 100. New And Continuing Permit Applications Have Dropped Precipitously In Recent Years As Demand For Tennessee’s Particular Type Of Coal Has Dwindled. Until The Primacy Act Is Repealed, Tennessee Taxpayers Will Be Propping Up An Unnecessary Program – To The Tune Of $2.5 Million Before 2025 – To Benefit A Shockingly Small Number Of Individuals.

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Corporate Interests Call On Congress To Pass The Dream Immigrant Act

A Broad Coalition Of Corporations And Business Groups Are Pushing Congressional Leaders To Pass Legislation To Create A Path To Citizenship For Undocumented Immigrants Who Arrived In The U.S. As Children.

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