Albany Business Review: PR firms fighting new lobbying rules (In the News)

Marie J. French

The opinion pages of newspapers have derided the new rules, which include talking to an editorial board as a lobbying activity.

“The newly expanded definition covers the activities of virtually every public relations firm in the state,” the lawsuit states. “The commission’s action is a wholesale violation of the First Amendment’s speech and press provisions.”

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.