Sutter Health Gets Hit With $18K Fine Over Lobbying Violations
The penalties weren't higher because the Fair Political Practices Commission ruled that the violations were from negligence not intent.
Sacramento’s Sutter Fined $18,000 In Failure To Report Lobbying
The Fair Political Practices Commission voted 3-0 Thursday to impose an $18,000 fine against Sacramento-based Sutter Health because it failed to report paying $270,000 for lobbying services between April 2015 and June 2017. The commission could have imposed a penalty up to $45,000, but investigators found no evidence that the health care giant intended to conceal its violations. (Anderson, 12/21)