The Nerve’s ‘Top-25’: Who’s Trying to Influence Lawmakers?

September 9, 2015

Investigative Reports

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Who’s Trying to Influence Lawmakers?Below is a list of the 25 highest total payments in 2014 by companies, trade groups, and other organizations to lobbyists, as compiled by the State Ethics Commission:

South Carolina Hospital Association


AT&T Services, Inc. on behalf of AT&T South Carolina and certain affiliated entities


Municipal Association of South Carolina


Altria Client Services Inc. and its affiliates


The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc.


HCA North Florida Division


Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC


Norfolk Southern Corporation


South Carolina Poultry Federation


SCANA Corporation


South Carolina Bankers Association


Republic Services of South Carolina, LLC


South Carolina Retail Association


Injured Workers’ Advocates


South Carolina Health Care Association


City of North Myrtle Beach


South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc.


BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina


South Carolina Petroleum Council


Moondog Animation Studio LLC


Consumer Lending Alliance, Inc.


Piedmont Natural Gas Company


South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association


South Carolina Chamber of Commerce


Home Builders Association of South Carolina


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