Lesser-Known Public Colleges Increase Federal Lobbying

Stepped-up efforts reap big rewards; a relatively small investment brings in $3-million in earmarks

Colloquy Live: Read the transcript of a live, online discussion with W.J. (Happy) Fulford III, executive director of governmental relations at the University of South Alabama, about why colleges hire their own lobbyists in Washington and what they get for their money.

Table: What several public colleges spent on lobbying in 2003 and what they got in 2004

Article: Lobbying to