During the 2007-08 legislative session, interest groups spent $553 million lobbying state government. In many cases, the investment garnered a good return: Successful legislation reaped millions more for special interests than they paid to lobbyists. Use this database to search every interest group that paid lobbyists during the last two years.
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To see which types of special interests paid the most to lobbyists last session, click here.
Source: California Secretary of State