Minnesota Report

We spoke we a number of lobbyists on how they are plying their trade during COVID and learned they are able to exercise their established connections with experienced legislators, but it the freshmen they are having troubles connecting with. Zoom calls, Facetime, phone calls, and emails are the rule of the day.

This only proves lobbying is a face-to-face operation, and speaking in lower tones with members called off of the floor, out of committee or discussions behind closed doors with members and staff is no longer the coin of the realm. We’ll just need to see what the final form of sausage looks like in comparison to past years.