State Groups Confront Heavy Lobbying

Haugsted, Linda
April 2006
Multichannel News;4/3/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 14, p36
Focuses on the efforts of state cable groups to confront heavy lobbying by telephone company lobbyists in the United States. Estimated number of lobbyists in Texas pressing for passage of a telecommunications reform bill; Doubts on the financial capability of the Louisiana Cable & Telecommunications association to lobby against reform bills in 2007 following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina; Plan of operators in Missouri to increase dues to help fend off a Senate bill which will make the state Public Service Commission the sole issuer of cable franchises.


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