During the 2011-2012 legislative session, interest groups spent $564 million lobbying state government. That's enough to enough to run the state parks department for a year. Lobbying expenditures increased 5 percent during the last session compared to the previous one, representing a full recovery from a brief dip in lobbyist spending during the recession -- and a new, all-time record. Use this database to search every organization that recently paid lobbyists.
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Organizations spending the most on California lobbying:
Source: California Secretary of State.