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August 2, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
LOBBY LOGIC: Want to help the little guy? Subsidize lobbyists! So goes the novel pitch of Washington lobbyist Howard Marlowe, who is lobbying members of Congress to keep the income tax deduction for lobbying expenses. President Clinton wants to eliminate the lucrative deduction, saving taxpayers nearly $1 billion over five years, and Congress seems ready to go along in the Administration's deficit-reduction bill.
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August 9, 2000 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of the most far-reaching consumer protection measures in the Capitol this year--bills to combat identity theft and to rein in the "payday loan" industry--met a sudden death Tuesday amid vigorous opposition from business lobbyists. Both were killed in a matter of minutes by the Assembly's Banking and Finance Committee. Considered the linchpin of efforts to combat identity theft in California this year, legislation by Sen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The small, upstart Castaic Lake Water Agency racked up $304,000 in lobbying costs during state budget talks this year, outspending every other government agency in California and breaking into the secretary of state's Top 10 list of big spenders. The sum came as a surprise to insiders who track the Capitol's power brokers, raising eyebrows among critics who are disturbed by local governments paying more and more money for lobbying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The small, upstart Castaic Lake Water Agency racked up $304,000 in lobbying costs during state budget talks this year, outspending every other government agency in California and breaking into the secretary of state's Top 10 list of big spenders. The sum came as a surprise to insiders who track the Capitol's power brokers, raising eyebrows among critics who are disturbed by local governments paying more and more money for lobbying.
NEWS
August 9, 2000 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of the most far-reaching consumer protection measures in the Capitol this year--bills to combat identity theft and to rein in the "payday loan" industry--met a sudden death Tuesday amid vigorous opposition from business lobbyists. Both were killed in a matter of minutes by the Assembly's Banking and Finance Committee. Considered the linchpin of efforts to combat identity theft in California this year, legislation by Sen.
NEWS
August 2, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
LOBBY LOGIC: Want to help the little guy? Subsidize lobbyists! So goes the novel pitch of Washington lobbyist Howard Marlowe, who is lobbying members of Congress to keep the income tax deduction for lobbying expenses. President Clinton wants to eliminate the lucrative deduction, saving taxpayers nearly $1 billion over five years, and Congress seems ready to go along in the Administration's deficit-reduction bill.
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