Secretary of State  - Political Reform Division
Lobbying Expenditures and The Top 100 Lobbying Firms
Lobbying Firms
Lobbyist Employers


CUMULATIVE EXPENDITURES  January 1, 1997 - June 30, 1997 
Western States Petroleum Association $ 1,241,145
California Cable Television Association 838,182
California Medical Association, Inc. 666,845
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association 659,590
California HealthCare Association and affiliated entities 655,642
Consumer Attorneys of California 650,128
Edison International and subsidiaries 612,893
Chevron Corporation and its subsidiaries 577,594
California Manufacturers Association 562,656
California Chamber of Commerce 537,059
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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CA Secretary of State  
Political Reform Division