LIST OF STATES

At least 20 states allow some private lobbying groups to tap into often lucrative and safe state pension systems, according to a review by Associated Press reporters across the nation. States that allow at least one private lobbying group into the public pension:

Alabama

Arizona

California

Colorado

Idaho

Illinois

Kansas

Kentucky

Maine

Missouri

Nevada

New York

New Jersey

North Carolina

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Utah

Washington

Source: Associated Press

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