Thursday, March 11, 2010

Which Organization Spent More Money Influencing California Politicians And Voters Than Any Other?

The CTA, of course.

Five special interests were responsible for more than half of the billion dollars spent since 2000, including:

--The California Teachers Assoc., which spent $211.8 million.
--The California State Council of Service Employees, $107.4 million.
--The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, $104.9 million.
-The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which operates a casino under a state-approved compact, $83.6 million.
--The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, which also operates a casino, $69.2 million.
What a surprise.


Mr. W said...

You know maybe if they didn't spend all of that money, they could send some back to the districts that really need it.

How much money was wasted on Prop. 8? How did that affect education? It didn't, it was just part of the liberal agenda.

Ellen K said...

In the meantime, have any of the school districts considered ceding land to a Native American tribe so that they can open a casino to fund education?

Darren said...

Ellen, I like the way you think :-)