Top 10 Lobbyist Employers

January 1, 1997 December 31, 1997



 

CUMULATIVE EXPENDITURES

Western States Petroleum Association

$ 2,278,768

California Cable Television Association

1,504,656

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

1,370,424

California HealthCare Association and affiliated entities

1,281,218

California Medical Association, Inc.

1,219,867

Consumer Attorneys of California

1,185,630

Edison International and subsidiaries

1,133,256

ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company)

1,121,722

Chevron Corporation and its subsidiaries

1,111,475

California Manufacturers Association

1,051,452

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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