Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc., the nation's largest health insurer based on membership, spent $1.2 million lobbying
the federal government in the fourth quarter of 2009 as it weighed in on several topics tied to the health care overhaul debate.
The team sold Super Bowl tickets to 26 state lawmakers, 27 members of the City-County Council, 10 members of Mayor Greg Ballard’s
office, six other state officials, and four Congressmen.
A securities-fraud case Secretary of State Todd Rokita brought against the union last month could make matters worse for the
already hobbled ISTA, blunting its ability to help elect Democrats in November.
The bill would require legislators who leave office to wait at least a year after their term expires to become a Statehouse
Lobbyists paid $1,000 or more to sway city or county officials will be required to report all activity online.
Indiana House Speaker Patrick Bauer wants to revamp state ethics rules so that lawmakers would have to wait a year after leaving
office before becoming a Statehouse lobbyist.
WellPoint Inc., the nation’s largest health insurer based on membership, spent $1.2 million in the second quarter to lobby
the federal government on a variety of health care reform-related issues and other topics, according to a recent disclosure