SECOND QUARTER 1998
TOP 10 LOBBYIST EMPLOYERS

 
1/1/98 - 6/30/98
EXPENDITURES

AT&T

$ 1,107,936

Californians for Telecommunications Choice

931,644

Western States Petroleum Association

560,244

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, The

482,337

Californians for Indian Self-Reliance

469,893

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

442,688

Philip Morris Management Corporation on behalf of Philip Morris Inc.

426,778

California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities

352,596

California Manufacturers Association

348,030

Edison International and subsidiaries

337,095

 

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.