Teach With TVW: Lobbyists in Washington

Learn how lobbyists function in Washington State, including the role they play in the legislative process and how they are regulated.

Discussion questions:

  • What is a lobbyist? Whom do they represent?
  • What is the Pubic Disclosure Commission and what does it do?
  • What are the two main types of lobbyists in our state?
  • What roles to lobbyists play in Washington State’s legislative process?
  • What support is needed to pass a law in WA?
  • According to contract lobbyist Carolyn Logue, what are some qualities of a successful lobbyist?


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