Lewis & Clark really needs a new lobbyist

A South DaCola foot soldier sent me this interesting 990 data on what L & C spent on lobbyists over the years (DOC): Lewis-N-Clark-990s

It’s interesting to see the slow dribble of money coming into the organization (except for suckering the taxpayers of Sioux Falls for $80 million – which saved them).

I have often argued L & C was created to give a couple dozen people who make 6 figures a year something to bitch about our Federal Government.

Get in line. It gets longer every day.


#1 Curious on 08.10.18 at 7:15 am

Just for curiosity, what was the amount of federal monies that the lobbyist obtained for L and C during that same time? Yes 1.5 million is a bunch, but maybe not all that much when you consider the return on investment….

#2 legerdemain on 08.10.18 at 7:26 am

I like water. People in Madison and Worthington and Sheldon like water. Lewis & Clark is one of those government funded projects that is necessary and is a success.

#3 D@ily Spin on 08.10.18 at 7:38 am

Unfortunately, lobbying is required for this substantiated project. Annual here is kinda ‘Oh Well’.

#4 l3wis on 08.10.18 at 8:18 am

I would agree it is a good project, but it should have been done 10-15 years ago. That is my point, it just seems like sometime they are just dragging this out to keep the consultants busy.

#5 anonymous on 08.10.18 at 9:31 am

Every time troy larson appeared before the sf city council there seemed to be something a little off about this guy…..

#6 Michael L. Wyland on 08.10.18 at 3:23 pm

Lewis & Clark needed and needs ongoing lobbying support because the federal government, including Congress, has forgotten the deal South Dakota made when Oahe was built. The payments for L & C look like pork when, in fact, they’re deferred compensation for the state’s loss of land mass to a federal project decades ago.

Changes in federal staff and Congress mean that there is a perpetual need for education on the history and justification for the appropriations.

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