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Your Call: What do big-time lobbyists in Sacramento want?

Jirka Matousek / Under CC
California State Capitol

On the March 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll examine the increasing role special interest groups are playing in the California legislature. 
While federal lobbying is declining, it’s on the rise at the state-level according to the Center for Public Integrity. There are 30 lobbyists for every politician in Sacramento. California has the highest ratio of lobbyists to lawmakers.

Who has the most influence? How are lobbyists shaping state politics? Whose interests are represented in state government? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Ben Wieder, data reporter, Center for Public Integrity

Laurel Rosenhall, reporter, CALmatters

Web Resources:


Center for Public Integrity: Consider the Source

National Institute for Money in Politics


Center for Responsive Politics