Lobbyists

Google

Google’s 4Q Lobbying Bill Triples To $3.76 Million

Google’s U.S. lobbying bill more than tripled to $3.76 million in the fourth quarter as the Internet search leader fought proposed changes to online piracy laws and sought to influence a wide range of other issues that could affect its fortunes.

01/23/2012

Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel on Maui (CBS)

California Lawmakers Treated To Luxury Hawaii Resort By Special Interest Groups

A group of California lawmakers spent last week at a luxury hotel, all expenses paid, while attending an issues conference during a politically tumultuous week in California.

11/22/2011

California State Capitol

Phil Matier: Bill To Limit Gifts To California Lawmakers Dies

A state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from receiving free spa treatments, sports tickets and rounds of golf.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/27/2011

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

Lobbyists To Host Schwarzenegger Farewell Party

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is leaving office just as he came in — with a party paid for by outside interest groups.

CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010

GENENTECH

Genentech Spends $1.2M Lobbying Federal Government

Genentech Inc. spent just over $1.2 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.

CBS San Francisco–11/18/2010

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fiorina Questions Lobbyist-Sponsored Fundraiser For Boxer

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is criticizing Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer over a fundraiser sponsored by lobbyists who help local governments and agencies obtain federal earmarks.

CBS San Francisco–10/07/2010

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