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.


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.


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.


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 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