lobbying

Placer supes, staff jetting to D.C. for annual federal lobbying trip

Two Placer County supervisors and three top staffers are making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., to huddle with Capitol officials next week on current and future federal funding a ...

Reader Input: Shame on the fear-mongering

The president and other Big Government politicians in Washington, D.C. have jumped the shark. They are using the most juvenile scare tactics imaginable to intimidate American fam ...

Placer’s legislative lobbying game plan up for renewal

  AUBURN CA - Placer County supervisors are poised to adopt a legislative lobbying package that includes $190,000 in contracts with firms in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento & ...

D.C. judge sentences sobbing Ring to 20 months on corruption counts

WASHINGTON -- A former lobbyist and top staffer with ex-Rep. John Doolittle’s office was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for giving public officials meals and ...

Colfax can use the leg-ups

As a citizen of the cash-strapped city of Colfax, I have to compliment Gus Thomson and the Auburn Journal for reporting on the work former Congressman John T. Doolittle and Congres ...

Doolittle’s $30,000 Colfax lobbying contract up but wastewater problems remain

Far from flush with cash, the city of Colfax has just finished paying $30,000 for former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle to lobby for state and federal funding to help fund wastewater tre ...

Ex-congressman John Doolittle steps into new lobbying role

Former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle has returned to Washington, D.C.’s Beltway – this time as a lobbyist. But his heart’s still in Placer County and – with homes in both Rosev ...

Corrupt pols heed lobbyists

Pete Bobb is correct in that, because of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, corporations now have the same rights as individuals to donate money to political campaigns (Reader ...

Our View: County leaders are out of touch with residents

Our local, state and federal government face severe economic challenges. Though it’s clear to most that drastic change is needed to become fiscally responsible, it’s also clea ...