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



7/1/99 9/30/99

State Farm Insurance Companies

$ 1,341,187

Californians for Affordable Insurance Rates (CalFAIR)


California State Council of Service Employees


Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries


Western States Petroleum Association


Edison International and subsidiaries


California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities


California Chamber of Commerce


Pacific Gas & Electric Company


Association of California Insurance Companies




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.