Lobbyists

The concept of "livability" seems to be catching on -- both at a local level and up in the federal government. This is especially true in the Department of Transportation. That could mean bad news for the road building lobby.
May 2, 2010   Center for Public Integrity
A new report from U.S. PIRG reveals how special interests tilts the playing field toward the construction of new and ever-wider highways at the expense of repair and maintenance.
Apr 30, 2010   Road Work Ahead: Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America's Crumbling Roads and Bridges
In the 2nd part of an expose featured previously on Planetizen, reporter Matthew Lewis uncovers the significant number of lobbyists influencing transportation policy in Washington.
Jan 22, 2010   Center for Public Integrity
Stimulus funds directed at high speed rail projects have inspired a flood of lobbying efforts across the country, according to this analysis from the <em>Center for Public Integrity</em>.
Dec 6, 2009   The Center for Public Integrity
Thousands of special interest groups are competing to influence the new transportation bill. Reporter Matthew Lewis sheds light on the most significant players, in an extensive report from the Center for Public Integrity. Exclusive
Sep 17, 2009  By Matthew Lewis
Banks and financial institutions are making the foreclosure crisis worse, as lobbying efforts seek to block bankruptcy courts from gaining more power to reduce debt, according to this article from <em>Der Spiegel</em>.
Feb 17, 2009   Der Spiegel