Hey, big spenders: Minnesota reports on 2012 spending on lobbying
November 6, 2013 — 4:57pm
The usual suspects appear in the line up of big spenders on Minnesota lobbying, according the report on 2012 lobbying just released by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
"The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce reported the largest total disbursements during the period. The largest total disbursements for administrative action lobbying was reported by Xcel Energy Services Inc. Lobbyists for Education Minnesota reported the largest total disbursements for legislative action lobbying, and lobbyists for the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors reported the largest disbursements in attempts to influence metropolitan governmental units," the report said.
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