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.
View the entire report here, which will show how much each group spent.
It will also show the lawmakers and officials who accepted small items of value -- including plaques or meals -- from lobbying groups. Their total haul? $7,165.