For the sixteenth straight year, Princeton Public Affairs Group Inc. reported the top receipts among multi-client contract lobbying firms. Nine of 10 firms on the 2017 list remained there in 2018. Advocacy & Management Group was the newcomer.
Princeton Public Affairs Group Inc
Public Strategies Impact LLC
Cammarano Layton & Bombardieri Partners LLC
Kaufman Zita Group LLC
Optimus Partners LLC
Capital Impact Group
Advocacy & Management Group
Komjathy & Kean LLC
The amount spent by lobbyists on “benefit passing”- gifts like meals, trips or other things of value- reached a new low in 2018 at $2,331. That represents a 99 percent drop from the 1992 benefit passing peak of $163,375.
Annual reports filed by lobbyists also indicate that 106 lobbyists served on 136 public authorities, boards and commissions. Some lobbyists serve on multiple boards.
The average number of lobbyists rose 2 percent to 922 in 2018. Despite the uptick, it remains 12 percent below the peak of 1,043 lobbyists in 2008. The number of reported clients fell to 1,915- a 7 percent drop from the peak of 2,077 in 2012.pr_03042019