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A local government watchdog group thinks stiffer penalties are needed to discourage the practice of unregulated lobbying.   

The Associated Press reported this week that former Attorney General Patrick Lynch has lobbied his former office several times without registering as a lobbyist. Lynch told the AP his actions didn’t amount to lobbying.

Democratic secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel joins Political Roundtable to discuss his campaign; disclosure shortcomings involving lobbyists; the Democratic race for governor; and other issues.

Guillaume de Ramel joins us on Bonus Q+A this week to discuss his Democratic run for secretary of state and a host of related issues, including voter ID, how to increase voting participation, the impact of money in his primary battle with rival Democrat Nellie Gorbea, and more.

The NRA's political action committee in Rhode Island, which has contributed a considerable amount of money to Rhode Island lawmakers over the years, dissolved on September 26 after being the subject of a complaint by the Rhode Island chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America.

Lobbyists for General Assembly have reports due

Jan 14, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) Lobbyists in the state of Rhode Island have two reports due Tuesday.  Lobbyists who represented clients before the General Assembly last year are expected to file both a report for last December and for the entire year of 2012.

The information contained in these reports makes up part of what is found on the website of Secretary of State Ralph Mollis.  The annual report is required whenever a state official is given anything worth more than $250 by a lobbyist.