First Quarter 1998
Top 10 Lobbyist Employers



 

1/1/98 - 3/31/98
EXPENDITURES

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

$ 733,286

Western States Petroleum Association

529,981

California Manufacturers Association

526,715

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

448,308

California Cable Television Association

437,684

Edison International and subsidiaries

341,460

California Medical Association, Inc.

336,821

California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities

322,238

Pacific Gas & Electric Company

315,863

California Chamber of Commerce

293,409

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 that must be disclosed as lobbying expenditures also are paid by some school districts and utilities. Consequently, the interest group categories identified in this report that include dues payments are: government, education, and utilities.



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