Monroe Chamber Director Nicholson One of State’s Top Lobbyists

Sue Nicholson Lobbyist rev

Monroe Chamber of Commerce President Sue Nicholson is one of the top 10 lobbyists in the state, ranked by expenditures, according to an analysis published in the 5/18/15 edition of The (New Orleans) Times Picayune. The expenditures are for the years 2010-2014.

Much of the organization’s revenues are paid by the City of Monroe and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

See here the 2013-2014 audit, page 17:

During 2014 and 2013, the Chamber received $92,500 and $97,500, respectively (11% and 12%, respectively, of total support in each of these years) from the City of Monroe, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. All of the funds received from these local entities was used to support the costs of the Chamber’s consulting lobbying firm.

See also the Chamber’s 2013 tax return.

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5 Responses to “Monroe Chamber Director Nicholson One of State’s Top Lobbyists”

  1. LiberalsAreCrazy Says:

    If you want to understand what is going on here, watch “The Sopranos” repeatedly until it dawns on you.

  2. beeSting Says:

    The Chamber has gone Rogue. Do the members even question this. Do the taxpayers and Council Members even question this. Do the taxpayers have a voice? What is even the purpose of lobbing outside of this market?

  3. skipperT Says:

    Great reporting. Read the mission statement on the tax return, Why are no paid reporters reporting this.

  4. betty Says:

    We should applaud the Chamber for being in the top 10 for something…

  5. Skip Says:

    look at all the office space for sale or rent and see the great work that the Chamber is doing.

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