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How Washington Really Works….It’s Worse Than You Think

Brody Mullins, co-author of The Wolves of K Street: The Secret History of How Big Money Took Over Big Government, talks about the development of the modern lobbying industry, the rise and fall of key players, impact on both political parties and the effect on American democracy. Mullins is a 2023 Pulitzer-prize winning reporter, formerly with the Wall Street Journal.

Robin A. Johnson is a governmental relations, public policy and political consultant. He is an expert on government reform issues and has consulted with numerous local governments on consolidation/merger, public-private partnerships and full-cost accounting of public services. Robin has also helped candidates win elections for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, state legislature, judiciary and local government. Robin served as a consultant to the Office of Statewide Performance Review in the Illinois Governor’s Office and is former director of the Illinois Center for Competitive Government, a partnership between the Illinois Comptroller’s Office and the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. Prior to that, he was Director of the Local Government Affairs Division of the Illinois Comptroller’s Office. Robin served on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) in 1999-2000.