Of course Ferguson pointing to his watch (as he constantly does) is not an attempt to influence officials.
Did the contributions influence officials who hired him?
Their aim is to positively influence elected officials to make funding decisions and public policies that positively affect the policy making decisions relating to tinnitus.
Do they attempt to influence councillors or officials?
City law states that lobbying includes efforts to influence officials in their "administration of a contract."
This includes all attempts to influence legislators and officials, whether by other legislators, constituents, or organized groups.
Nor were the contributions meant to influence public officials to help their clients, they said.
Bill White, chairman of the state party, said it wanted to avoid even the appearance that tobacco industry contributions could be regarded as an attempt to influence public officials.
All the more reason for a good hard look at how we are accessing and influencing elected officials.
The gesture was typical of the style of the bank, which spent millions around the world in efforts to influence public officials.