Spending

VPAP provides a list of entertainment and gifts that lobbyists reported providing to legislative and executive officials. Lobbyists must report these expenses twice a year (June and December). Before 2014, lobbyist disclosures were annual.

VPAP no longer lists all line items in lobbyist spending reports. The switch to more frequent reporting (from annual to semi-annual) has led VPAP to make hard choices about how it deploys its limited resources. Itemized lobbyist spending reports long have been a problematic data set. The lack of clear standards in how certain expenses are reported - personnel and communications costs in particular - make it difficult to compared spending by different organizations. For that reason, lobbyist spending can be a highly unreliable metric for measuring engagement.
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Top Entertainers for 2016

Amount Host
$36,425 Va Chamber of Commerce (Richmond)
$35,648 Va Agribusiness Council (Richmond)
$24,343 Va Assn of Realtors (Glen Allen)
$21,566 Va Foundation for Community College Education (Richmond)
$12,004 Capital Results LLC (Richmond)
$10,775 Va Farm Bureau (Henrico)
$10,672 Virginia21 (Richmond)
$9,916 Va AFL-CIO (Henrico)
$8,833 Va Hospital & Healthcare Assn (Henrico)
$8,775 ChamberRVA (Richmond)
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Top Gift Givers for 2016

Amount Gift Giver
$1,281 ACT Inc
$777 Va Horse Council (Blacksburg)
$565 Va Social Workers (Henrico)
$200 Fairfax County Federation of Teachers (Springfield)
$135 ProgressNow (Saint Paul, MN)
$135 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Va (Richmond)
$100 Swedish Match (Richmond)
$87 Volkswagen of America Inc (Herndon)
$10 Va Education Assn (Richmond)
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