ADVOCACY: First-quarter lobbying spending hits four-year low Daniel Bush, E&E reporter Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 Lobbying spending in the first quarter of 2014 dropped to a four-year low, a new study found. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.