lobbying Lobbyists Amass At Fundraiser For Key Washington State Leaders By Austin Jenkins • Sep 20, 2016 Listen Listening... / Lobbyists play a key role in political fundraising. Just consider the invitation to a fundraiser Wednesday night for the Speaker and the Majority Leader of the Washington state House. Wealthy Donors Behind Anti-Corruption Ballot Measure By Austin Jenkins • Sep 14, 2016 Listen Listening... / Sponsors of Initiative 1464 on Washington’s fall ballot say they’re trying to limit big money influence on Washington politics. The initiative is a 23-page overhaul of Washington’s campaign finance and lobbying laws. Washington Senator: It's Not Just Lobbyist-Paid Meals But 'Free Cigars, Free Booze' By Austin Jenkins • Jan 29, 2015 Listen Listening... / Nearly two years after public radio and the Associated Press investigated lobbyist-paid meals for Washington lawmakers, the issue is still a topic of discussion in the legislature.