Fourth Quarter 2000
Top 10 Lobbyist Employers

  10/1/00 - 12/31/00
Expenditures
California Chamber of Commerce $ 966,133
Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries 584,993
Western States Petroleum Association 451,371
California Medical Association 397,068
California State Council of Laborers 308,841
Edison International and subsidiaries 306,568
Consumer Attorneys of California 305,154
BP AMOCO 274,300
California Building Industry Association 264,031
California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities 260,913

NOTE: Lobbying expenditures identified in this report include expenditures for the purpose of attempting to influence state administrative actions in addition to expenditures to influence 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.