Lobbyists and companies or people who employ lobbyists in connection with federal, state or local legislation often must register with a government agency and file annual or quarterly reports on their activities.

The reports include information such as the clients for which a lobbyist works and the specific legislation on which the lobbyist worked on behalf of each client.

The reports usually are indexed by both the names of lobbyists and by the names of the companies or people that employ the lobbyists.

Some of the databases of lobbyist information are posted on the websites of government agenices.

Filed under: Public Records