FEDERAL LOBBYING

Here's what metro counties and big cities spent on federal lobbying in recent years:

Entity 2009 2010 2011

Hennepin County $90,000 $90,000 $140,000

Ramsey County $10,000 $40,000 $40,000

Dakota County $10,000 $40,000 $20,000

Anoka County $258,000 $176,000 $116,000

Scott County $125,000 $120,000 $0

Minneapolis $180,000 $190,000 $180,000

St. Paul $0 $20,000 $0

Source: Freedom Foundation of Minnesota, Center for Responsive politics