FIRST QUARTER 1999
TOP 10 LOBBYIST EMPLOYERS

 

1/1/99- 3/3/199
Expenditures

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

$ 626,302

Western States Petroleum Association

517,397

California Manufacturers Association

478,604

California Medical Association

390,039

California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities

350,964

California Chamber of Commerce

338,601

Edison International and subsidiaries

313,190

Chevron Corporation and its subsidiaries

299,341

Consumer Attorneys of California

273,277

ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company)

248,511

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.