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Interacting with the government has become more and more prevalent in all sectors of the economy, whether through the use of outside lobbyists or a company’s own employees. The rules governing lobbying disclosure vary widely from state to state, so an interaction in one state may require registration and reporting and an identical interaction in another state may not. For example, in some states, efforts to secure a government contract are considered to be lobbying, while in other states lobbying means only attempting to influence legislation.