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May 24, 1991 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The powerful California Teachers Assn. spent $1.5 million in the first three months of this year to try to scuttle Gov. Pete Wilson's plan to cut school funding, according to a report released Thursday by Secretary of State March Fong Eu. The report ranked the union as the top spender for the period among Sacramento lobbying groups. A CTA official said this was largely because the union spent a substantial amount on television commercials to build public support.
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June 12, 1995 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of unfettered growth and unquestioned clout, the American Assn. of Retired Persons, the 800-pound gorilla of the seniors lobby, is suddenly running into political and financial controversy. On Tuesday, Sen. Alan K. Simpson (R-Wyo.), who has complained that the AARP has "intimidated the hell out of Congress," will begin the first congressional hearings devoted to the activities and finances of the 32-million member organization.
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September 28, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an effort to track the flow of special-interest money through City Hall, the city's new Ethics Commission released a study Friday showing that during a three-month period this year, 25 well-connected lobbyists were paid $1.2 million by businesses seeking political clout. Many of the top-paid lobbyists are former or current Los Angeles officials and prolific political contributors.
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September 28, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an effort to track the flow of special-interest money through City Hall, the city's new Ethics Commission released a study Friday showing that during a three-month period this year, 25 well-connected lobbyists were paid $1.2 million by businesses seeking political clout. Many of the top-paid lobbyists are former or current Los Angeles officials and prolific political contributors.
NEWS
June 12, 1995 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of unfettered growth and unquestioned clout, the American Assn. of Retired Persons, the 800-pound gorilla of the seniors lobby, is suddenly running into political and financial controversy. On Tuesday, Sen. Alan K. Simpson (R-Wyo.), who has complained that the AARP has "intimidated the hell out of Congress," will begin the first congressional hearings devoted to the activities and finances of the 32-million member organization.
NEWS
October 4, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Housing Secretary Jack Kemp on Tuesday proposed a comprehensive package of reforms designed to clean up his beleaguered department, including naming a top financial officer and requiring public registration of all HUD lobbyists and consultants. "We are clearing the decks," Kemp said at a press conference where he outlined more than 50 proposed changes at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
NEWS
May 24, 1991 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The powerful California Teachers Assn. spent $1.5 million in the first three months of this year to try to scuttle Gov. Pete Wilson's plan to cut school funding, according to a report released Thursday by Secretary of State March Fong Eu. The report ranked the union as the top spender for the period among Sacramento lobbying groups. A CTA official said this was largely because the union spent a substantial amount on television commercials to build public support.
NEWS
October 4, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Housing Secretary Jack Kemp on Tuesday proposed a comprehensive package of reforms designed to clean up his beleaguered department, including naming a top financial officer and requiring public registration of all HUD lobbyists and consultants. "We are clearing the decks," Kemp said at a press conference where he outlined more than 50 proposed changes at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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