Third Quarter 1999
Top 10 Lobbyist Employers
Ranked From High To Low

  

  

7/1/99 9/30/99
Expenditures

State Farm Insurance Companies

$ 1,341,187

Californians for Affordable Insurance Rates (CalFAIR)

768,633

California State Council of Service Employees

583,826

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

535,741

Western States Petroleum Association

421,188

Edison International and subsidiaries

368,089

California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities

328,351

California Chamber of Commerce

322,092

Pacific Gas & Electric Company

313,520

Association of California Insurance Companies

306,993

  

  

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.