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

  

  

10/1/99 12/31/99

Expenditures

Western States Petroleum Association

$ 554,109

California Healthcare Association and affiliated entities

377,516

Pacific Telesis Group & its subsidiaries

376,355

American International Group

359,604

Consumer Attorneys of California

355,686

Edison International and subsidiaries

336,223

California Association of Helath Facilities

316,464

California Medical Association, Inc.

290,354

California Chamber of Commerce

284,799

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

247,380

  

  

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.