- The Study of New York Government
- The New York Constitution and the Federal System
- Political Parties in New York
- Campaign Finance Policy in the State and City of New York
- Public Opinion Polling and New York Politics and Governance
- Elections and Election Management
- Lobbying and the Interest Group System
- Politics and the News Media in the Empire State
- The New York State Legislature
- The Governor of New York
- The New York State Comptroller's Office
- The New York State Attorney General
- The Judiciary and Judicial Reform
- The Executive Branch
- New York State and the National Government
- New York in Fiscal Federalism
- The State and Its Localities
- New York State and New York City Relations
- New York State's “Foreign Policy”
- The Public Fisc in New York State
- New York State Education Policy and Politics
- Health Care Politics and Policy in New York State
- Public Safety Policy in New York State
- Higher Education in New York State
- Mental Health Policy in New York State
- Economic Development in New York State
- Welfare Policy in New York State
- The Environment in New York State
- Transportation Policy and Politics in New York State
- The Politics of Energy in New York State
- Selective Bibliography of New York Government and Politics: References
Abstract and Keywords
This article explores the lobbying industry and how it has changed within the interest group system in New York. New York is known for its activist government. It has also a bipartisan tradition of commitment to social justice and willingness to undertake programmatic experimentation. New York State's two major parties appear never to engage in the type of lobbying activity that would require them to register. It is noted that interest groups and their lobbyists spend a great deal of time both fashioning coalitions and trying to ensure that notice is taken of these coalitions. Proposed reforms could influence lobbying and perhaps even aim at shifting that lightening rod of public opinion away from the legislature to the lobbying community. Lobbying in New York has become an integrated component of the transmission system within the engine of state government.
Norman Adler is a consultant to several labor unions. He spent 32 years working in Albany in various capacities, including Assistant to the Assembly Speaker and as president of a leading government relations firm.
Bruce N. Gyory retired as a lawyer lobbyist after almost three decades, is Adjunct Professor of Political Science at The University of Albany and a political and strategic consultant at Corning Place Communications.
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