Barred from Capitol due to pandemic, CT lobbyists face hurdles during critical legislative session


Lobbyists are known for their ability to work a room, but those recently interviewed by Hartford Business Journal said the pandemic has thrown that element out the window. With the public (which includes lobbyists) barred from entering the Capitol for at least the next few months, if not the entire 2021 regular legislative session that runs until early June, the state’s $90 million lobbying industry will be forced to rely on phone calls, emails, texts and videoconferences to connect with lawmakers and staff.

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