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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Businesses and organizations spent at least $18.8 million from January to June on lobbyists.

But the public won’t be able to easily tell exactly how the money was used because people who employ lobbyists aren’t required by law to break down most of their expenses per item or report what legislative bills they’re tracking.

It’s a reporting system on paper forms that the Oregon Government Ethics Commission, which oversees lobbying disclosure laws, admits is outdated and difficult to enforce.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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