Ever wondered why things never quite go the way you EXPECT at the capitol? Its because the public rarely INSPECTS what actually moves legislation. More often than not, it is well financed lobbying groups which BUY access and favor from our elected officials.
It is one thing to bring the voice of the people to the political/legislative process by citizen led volunteers, it is quite another, when the only "groups" that have access are those who "pay" for their lawmakers attention.
WHO PAID YOUR LOCAL LAWMAKER"S LUNCH? Find out!!
The State of Georgia has made the process of answering this question very simple. The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission has set up a website that provides a listing of lobbyist gifts to your local elected official:
Click on the image below and type in the FULL name of your GA House Rep or GA Senator.
Does the Healthcare industry "own" Speaker Ralston? Most of the top donations the last five years are from the Healthcare lobby. This lobby is known to be adversarial to most of the prolife legislation sponsored in the GA House. From the beginning of life issues— to the end of life issues—this lobby consistently testifies against bills intended to protect the pre-born from abortion, as well as, the elderly and infrim from being denied life sustaining food and hydration. A total of $983,925.32 given in contributions with the majority coming from a single industry since he became Speaker.