10/1/96 - 12/31/96

Western States Petroleum Association $ 625,905
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians 402,070
California Cable Television Association 353,839
California HealthCare Association and affiliated entities 306,652
Consumers Attorneys of California 293,710
California Medical Association, Inc. 280,072
Edison International and Subsidiaries 259,993
Alameda, County of 239,460
Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries 232,072
Farmers Group, Inc. 230,017

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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