bestnom1000x50

lobbying

Latest Articles

deval face

Deval's Green Blues

The document in question contains the final regulations for the state's biomass subsidies, and according to environmentalists, the Patrick administration is planning to reverse its pre-election position — and fly in the face of good science — for the be
Long supported by the state's environmental organizations, Governor Patrick has started a war with them over biomass
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 02, 2011

Paid to play

A majority of respondents said being paid to convince elected officials how to vote is the world's least respectable occupation — except for actually being an elected official.
Everybody hates lobbyists
By AL DIAMON  |  July 29, 2011

Lobbyist $$$ In Boston City Council


Boston city government does not register lobbyists, and state-registered lobbyists may or may not have any business before the Boston City Council. Still, wouldn't you...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 20, 2011
1009_cash_list

Lobbyists line up to line House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s pockets

This has been a brutally difficult year for Massachusetts candidates to raise money. But there is a clear exception to that drought: House Speaker Robert DeLeo, who appears to have smashed recent records for fundraising to this point in the year.
Good to be king
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2010

New In The Phoenix -- Beacon Hill Lobbyists


In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I have a small item about lobbying expenditures on Beacon...
By David S. Bernstein  |  February 03, 2010

Sin tax

Among other things, your editorial calling for the Catholic Church to be punitively taxed for its anti-abortion lobbying suffers from a breathtaking lack of inconsistency.
Letters to the Boston editor, December 11, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 11, 2009