Hiring a lobbyist is one of the most important decisions anyone in our profession makes. It does not take weeks and it does not require in-person interviews. And, there’s no secret handshake. Yes, it does require research, interviews, checking references (including ones not provided to you) and common sense.
Yesterday, March 2, saw several politically significant events occur in state politics across the country. In Texas, Rick Perry proved that the anti-spending mood epitomized by the Tea Party movement is strong, but incumbents can survive in 2010. In New York, the political saga continues. In Florida, unemployment insurance fixed on Day 1.