Some advocacy avoids Tennessee lobbying label

Knoxville News-Sentinel
Jul 25, 2011

After a tentative move in 2008 to require more people advocating positions on legislation to register as lobbyists, the Tennessee Ethics Commission has retreated to interpret state law so that some can avoid disclosure of expenses related to influencing lawmakers. A complaint filed by Mike Shor, assistant professor of management, against a public relations firm contracted by the state’s liquor wholesalers’ organization to oppose the wine-in-grocery-stores bill is mentioned.