Pennsylvania: Top among states in lobbying federal gov’t

Political-money tracking site opensecrets.org is reporting that in 2009, the state of Pennsylvania spent the most money of any state lobbying the federal government. And in the first three months of this year, that hasn’t changed.

Pennsylvania, which is about to pass a budget that includes deep cuts in many areas, spent $1.1 million last year lobbying the feds, and has spent $270,000 so far this year. The next state on each list is Nevada, which spent $435,000 last year and $110,000 so far this year.

Of course, all that is an effort to get more federal money into the state … and Pennsylvania certainly gets a chunk of that. For more on where stimulus money has gone, check this out.

Thanks to Justin Mosebach of VideoMinutes in Lancaster for flagging the opensecrets.org report.

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