BUSINESS
10/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lobbyists Feel The Recession: Lobbying In Marked Decline

Overall spending on lobbying has leveled off for the first time in a decade, according to disclosure data filed with Congress. Lobbying revenue for many of the city's most powerful advocacy firms, including bellwethers such as Patton Boggs and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, plunged 10 percent or more in the first half of the year.

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