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 2017

Amount Host
$24,400 Volkswagen of America Inc (Herndon)
$23,650 Va Assn of Realtors (Glen Allen)
$17,141 SEIU Virginia 512 (Fairfax)
$12,283 ChamberRVA (Richmond)
$12,223 Capital Results LLC (Richmond)
$11,949 Virginia21 (Richmond)
$11,228 Va AFL-CIO (Henrico)
$10,706 Va Trial Lawyers Assn (Richmond)
$9,340 Va Municipal League (Richmond)
$9,283 Chesapeake Bay Foundation (Richmond)
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Top Gift Givers for 2017

Amount Gift Giver
$125 Fairfax County Federation of Teachers (Springfield)
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