Fourth Quarter 1998
Top 10 Lobbyist Employers

 

10/1/98 - 12/31/98
Expenditures

Western States Petroleum Association

$ 466,094

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

397,425

Edison International and subsidiaries

379,697

California Chamber of Commerce

362,490

California Building Industry Association

327,242

California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities

309,901

California Medical Association, Inc.

289,107

Consumer Attorneys of California

282,473

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, The

276,036

AT&T

236,933

 

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.