How California lobbyists are navigati...

How California lobbyists are navigating a oethe swampa under Trump

President Donald Trump came to Washington, D.C. decrying lobbyists and vowing to "drain the swamp" - but six months into his administration, 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. Lobbying in 2017 means translating these pitches into Trump-ese - talking about how clients' pet projects will create American jobs, help the country compete around the world, and save federal funds.

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