Google Lobbying States, Cities -- Not Just in D.C.

Google quietly has planted its political roots in places far beyond the U.S. Capitol — in state legislatures and city councils that have become hotbeds for tech policy fights. The company has hired an army of lobbyists from coast to coast as it seeks to protect its self-driving cars, computer-mounted glasses and other emerging technologies from new rules and restrictions, according to an analysis of state records.