Google's 4Q Lobbying Bill Triples To $3.76 MillionGoogle'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.
California Lawmakers Treated To Luxury Hawaii Resort By Special Interest GroupsA 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.
Phil Matier: Bill To Limit Gifts To California Lawmakers DiesA state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from receiving free spa treatments, sports tickets and rounds of golf.
Lobbyists To Host Schwarzenegger Farewell PartyGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is leaving office just as he came in — with a party paid for by outside interest groups.
Genentech Spends $1.2M Lobbying Federal GovernmentGenentech Inc. spent just over $1.2 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.
Fiorina Questions Lobbyist-Sponsored Fundraiser For BoxerRepublican 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.

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