January 1, 1999 - September 30, 1999
Top 10 Lobbyist Employers
Ranked From High To Low

  

  

1/1/99 - 9/30/99
Cumulative Expenditures

State Farm Insurance Companies

$ 1,917,651

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

1,681,368

Californians for Affordable Insurance Rates (CalFAIR)

1,487,714

Western States Petroleum Association

1,407,699

California Manufacturers Association

1,216,663

California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities

1,071,520

Edison International and subsidiaries

1,045,522

California Chamber of Commerce

1,033,541

California Medical Association, Inc.

1,019,156

California State Council of Service Employees

847,680

  

  

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.