January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Top 10 Lobbyist Employers
Ranked From High To Low



1/1/99 - 12/31/99
Cumulative Expenditures

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

$ 2,057,723

State Farm Insurance Companies


Western States Petroleum Association


Californians for Affordable Insurance Rates (CalFAIR)


California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities


California Manufacturers Association


Edison International and subsidiaries


California Chamber of Commerce


California Medical Association, Inc.


Consumer Attorneys of California




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.