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If you want to play with the Big Boys, this is the arena they play in. We didn't make the top 15 but pulled in at #16. If you do the math, that $49 contribution from EVERY MEMBER only comes to $4.4 million. We invest just 16% of what the Teachers Union does, 31% of the SEIU, less than half of the Pechanga's. We did edge out the Correctional Workers this year but they already got their big raise a couple years ago. That was money well spent and part of the reason the state budget is in the dumper now.
Any questions about why Arnold listens when the CTA speaks? Any questions on why the state continues to hire people and dole out raises while Riverside County unemployment hits 15%?
Today the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), the state’s political watchdog agency, released a new report detailing how 15 wealthy special interests spent more than $1 billion throughout the last ten years in an attempt to shape public policy by influencing California’s voters and public officials.
The report, “Big Money Talks,” details the staggering amounts of money these interest groups spent on candidates, ballot measures and lobbying efforts, since electronic filing went into effect in 2000. Included in this list are six corporations, three Indian tribes, two labor unions and four business associations.
“This tsunami of special interest spending drowns out the voices of average voters, and intimidates political opponents and elected officials alike," said FPPC Chairman Ross Johnson.
These five interests are responsible for over half of the $1 billion spent by the top 15:
California State Council of Service Employees—$107,467,272
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America—$104,912,997
Morongo Band of Mission Indians—$83,600,438
Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians—$69,298,909
“The message from special interests is unmistakable—that they're willing to spend millions of dollars to protect their narrow interests," Johnson continued. “The spending also serves as a warning to officeholders: 'Don't forget, we can use our money to help or hurt you. Think about it.'”
The complete report is available on the Commission’s website and the list follows.
The Top 15 That Spent $1 Billion to Influence California Voters and Public Officials
1) California Teachers Association $ 211,849,298
2) California State Council of Service Employees $ 107,467,272
3) Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America $ 104,912,997
4) Morongo Band of Mission Indians $ 83,600,438
5) Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians $ 69,298,909
6) Pacific Gas & Electric Company $ 69,240,759
7) Chevron Corporation $ 66,257,132
8) AT&T Inc. $ 59,619,677
9) Philip Morris USA Inc. $ 50,756,360
10) Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians $ 49,078,448
11) Southern California Edison $ 43,412,031
12) California Hospital Association $ 43,281,456
13) California Chamber of Commerce $ 39,065,861
14) Western States Petroleum Association $ 35,214,325
15) Aera Energy LLC $ 34,671,163
Total of Top 15 $1,067,726,126
The Next Ten
16) California Association of Realtors $ 33,329,943
17) California Correctional Peace Officers Association $ 32,452,083
18) California School Employees Association $ 31,861,749
19) San Manuel Band of Mission Indians $ 29,747,811
20) Reynolds American Inc. $ 29,213,942
21) Pala Band of Mission Indians $ 24,021,356
22) United Auburn Indian Community $ 24,019,877
23) California Medical Association $ 23,064,218
24) Anthem Blue Cross $ 21,993,466
25) Consumer Attorneys of California $ 21,294,921
Total of Next 10 $270,999,366
GRAND TOTAL OF ALL 25 $1,338,725,492
All figures courtesy of state FPPC release. Click on the logo or tuitle for full report.
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