The Center for Public Integrity also reports that Hawaii has a ratio of five lobbying entities per legislator.
“We’ve found that special interests are turning to states more than before — and often expanding their national reach by adding lobbyists in multiple states,” says the organization. “All this is happening as federal lobbying registrations have dropped.”
A field worker at Monsanto Molokai pollinates corn in 2014.
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