Lobbyist Activity 78% open

Tuscaloosa, AL

What data is expected?

A complete suite of lobbying data should include information about registration and activity — who is paying lobbyists and, ideally, how much and where money is spent.

For the purposes of the U.S. City Open Data Census, lobbyist activity data should include structured information from the registration and activity reports that lobbyists are required to file: lobbyist information, client information, and descriptions of lobbying activity. Public access to this data is essential for the public to gain insight into the world of municipal influence.

Note: In some cities lobbyist registration data will be seperate from lobbyist activity data. (More info)

  • Lobbyist registration information — including name, contact information, and date of registration
  • Client information — including name and contact information of the individual or firm paying for the lobbyist’s time
  • Description of lobbying activity — including name of the public official lobbied, date contact was made, specific request, decision, or policy discussed

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed No
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format XLS
findable 3
findable_steps clicked the link on the old site.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Alabama Ethics Commission
characteristics Lobbyist registration information — including name, contact information, and date of registration, Client information — including name and contact information of the individual or firm paying for the lobbyist’s time
location http://ethics.alabama.gov/lobbyists.aspx - Lobbyists and Principals

Meta data

Data location   http://ethics.alabama.gov/lobbyists.aspx - Lobbyists and Principals
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Tim Watkins
Submitters   Tim Watkins
Last modified   Wed Mar 28 2018 22:53:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)