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2017-18 Lobbyist Compensation: It's Hard to Compare

There's a wide variety of ways lobbyists can calculate their pay. As a result, it's difficult to rank how much companies and groups paid to compensate lobbyists. The chart below provides two different ways to look at the top 50 spenders from May 2017-April 2018.

Methodology: List includes the 53 companies and organizations that reported the highest amount paid for lobbyist compensation from May 2017 through April 2018. There were four tied at $50,000.

Source: Lobbyist Disclosure statements filed with Virginia Ethics Council.

Aug. 7, 2018