This is surreal, every level of government sees every other level of government as a source of revenue but the real source, of course, is US.
It should be absolutely illegal for any of OUR governments to hire lobbyists, period.
State lobbyists see the Federal govt as a source of revenue
Local lobbyists see State govt as a source of revenue
Guess where ALL that revenue comes from? OUR BANK ACCOUNTS
There appears to be a growing trend of local governments hiring extra muscle to meet funding goals, and one East Tennessee congressman questions whether that's really necessary.