The Harvard Journal on Legislation has published a new article, Lobbying Against the Odds, that reveals that reported lobbying by Indian nations and organizations increased over 600% from 1978 to 2012. Additional highlights from the article include the following:
– 60% of tribes that reported lobbying from 1978 to 2012 also operated a gaming establishment.
– Indian nations spent an average of $109,408 on lobbying per year from 1997 to 2012.
– Gaming tribes reported spending twice as much as nongaming tribes from 1997 to 2012.
– Top spenders were not necessarily the tribes most frequently reporting lobbying or testifying before Congress.
The article can be found here.