JANUARY 1, 1995 - DECEMBER 31, 1996
TOP 10 LOBBYIST EMPLOYERS

1/1/95 - 12/31/96
CUMULATIVE
EXPENDITURES

Western States Petroleum Association $ 3,883,845
California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities 2,686,270
California Cable Television Association 2,627,989
Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries 2,567,223
California Medical Association, Inc. 2,449,664
Chevron Corporation and its subsidiaries 2,408,031
Consumer Attorneys of California 2,147,192
Edison International and Subsidiaries 2,125,701
California Chamber of Commerce 2,100,380
California Teachers Association 1,985,108


NOTE: Lobbying expenditures identified in this report include expenditures for the purpose of attempting to influence state administrative actions not related to the State Legislature. The most significant expenditures involving administrative actions are payments by utilities (e.g., Pacific Telesis Group & its Subsidiaries) in connection with proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission and payments by insurance companies (e.g., State Farm Insurance Companies) in connection with proceedings before the Department of Insurance.

In addition, lobbying expenditures include dues paid by certain government agencies to organizations that engage in specified lobbying activities. These dues are paid primarily by local governments to associations (e.g., California State Association of Counties; League of California Cities). Dues which must be disclosed as lobbying expenditures also are paid by some school districts and utilities. Consequently, the interest group categories identified in this report which include dues payments are: government, education, and utilities.

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