Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 27, 20184min4708

The conservative Washington Free Beacon on Monday pointed out that Democratic congressional candidate Jason Crow works at a high-powered law firm that has lobbied and done legal work for gun interests at the same time he's attacked the "gun lobby" and been calling on U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman to return campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinJanuary 26, 20173min744

A former caucus director in the Colorado Senate, Sami Davis has joined Sewald Hanfling as an associate for state and local affairs. Davis previously served as the caucus director for the Colorado Senate Majority. In that role, she supported Senate Republican leadership by overseeing aides, coordinating outreach and managing public events.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinJanuary 18, 20173min955

Former speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Frank McNulty and the Square State Strategy Group have been retained by the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s conservative think tank, to lobby on its behalf. McNulty was first elected to represent House District 43 in 2006. Also an attorney, McNulty is a long-term advocate for limited government, religious freedom, veterans and more, according to a news release from the university.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 12, 20165min670

Former Colorado legislator Greg Brophy has joined the Denver office of Michael Best Strategies, LLC, as western region vice-president. Michael Best Strategies is the lobbying and regulatory-consulting arm of law firm Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. The ex-state representative and senator will focus on facilitating communications between regionally-based U.S. companies and organizations and the federal government in Washington, D.C., through collaboration with Michael Best Strategies’ teams in the nation’s capital.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 18, 20167min607

Monthly lobbyist financial reports required by the City and County of Denver, designed to help the public know who is lobbying City Council members on what issues, are commonly submitted with no reported expenditures, a review of the documents by the The Colorado Statesman has found. While no wrongdoing or rules violations is thought to have occurred, the city ordinance that regulates lobbyists by requiring registration and the reports does not identify specific oversight. Like many other areas of municipal and state regulations, it is basically a self-reporting arrangement that is only investigated upon complaint, according to Assistant City Attorney David Broadwell.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinOctober 11, 201610min362

Annual and monthly disclosure reports by elected officials, city employees and lobbyists registered with the City and County of Denver would see several changes under proposed regulations from the city clerk and recorder. The city council's Finance and Governance committee took a first look at the proposed changes from Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson at its Oct. 4 meeting and asked for several revisions Johnson will present in November.