California Nurses Association Sunk More Than $500K To Influence Single-Payer Bill Decisions
The California Hospital Association and the California Medical Association are the only other groups in health care that spent more money than the nurses to influence officials.
Special Interest Lobbying Spending Spikes In California
Between April 1 and the end of June, lawmakers in Sacramento passed a controversial gas tax, put the breaks on universal health care and began negotiations on a cap-and-trade deal to extend the state’s marquee climate change program. During the same period, business groups, unions, nonprofits and other interests shelled out $91.2 million to influence officials. That’s $10 million more than they spent in the second quarter of the last legislative session. (Luna and Miller, 8/1)