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Lobbyists see big boost in revenue for first quarter
Sacramento Business Journal

Business groups, corporations and unions paid lobbying firms almost $42 million to influence state lawmakers in the first quarter of 2012, up 7.5 percent from the same period last year. Almost $12 million of that went to the top 10 lobbying firms, an increase of more than 18 percent from the first quarter of 2011, according to quarterly reports filed with the Secretary of State. All but one are locally based.

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