California lobbyists soldier on despi...

California lobbyists soldier on despite that swamp-draining talk

President Donald Trump came to Washington, D.C., decrying lobbyists and vowing to “drain the swamp” - but six months into his administration, California's top lobbyists say the only major changes they've had to make are in their language. For the most part, California government agencies lobbying in D.C. are largely focused on the same issues as always: getting a cut of the federal budget and advocating for increased federal spending, according to federal lobbying disclosures due late last month.

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