Fourth Quarter 1997

Top 10 Lobbyist Employers



 

10/1/97 - 12/31/97 EXPENDITURES

Western States Petroleum Association

$ 482,521

State Farm Insurance Companies

414,123

ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company)

375,800

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

341,759

California Cable Television Association

341,134

Philip Morris Management Corporation on behalf of Philip Morris Inc.

313,159

California HealthCare Association and affiliated entities

299,454

California Chamber of Commerce

293,488

California Building Industry Association

292,923

California Medical Association, Inc.

286,626

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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