California interest groups near the $300-million mark in Sacramento lobbying

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Las Angeles Times

Nov 4, 1:00 AM

California interest groups near the $300-million mark in Sacramento lobbying

No stranger to the upper echelons of lobbying, the California Teachers Assn. spent more than $6.2 million to sway lawmakers on education issues. Few were as high-profile as the effort to impose new rules on the operation and growth of charter schools in California, long a goal of the teachers union. The group succeeded in getting Newsom’s signature on Assembly Bill 1505, which will give local school districts new power over the expansion of charter schools.

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