Long Beach lobbyist law in the news

Here’s a story on new proposed lobbyist rules in Long Beach, California, and their potential application to a union official.

“Key within the definition of lobbyist is the word `influence,”‘ said Carl Kemp, a shipping industry lobbyist who says that if the council is going to require lobbyists to register and report their activities at City Hall, unions and nonprofits, now exempt, should be included as well. “Who are those who are trying to and actually have the most influence over decision makers, and should they be required to register?”

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