2011-2012 California Senate Committee Chairmen: Business, Professions and Economic Development

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | January 26, 2011

Jan 25, 2011 - The Senate Rules Committee has approved Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's proposed lineups for policy committees. Below is a list of the committee chairman/vice-chairman and their top contributors by interest group.

Business, Professions and Economic Development - Curren Price

General Trade Unions$126,350
Public Sector Unions$82,640
Gambling & Casinos$75,600
Telecom Services & Equipment$61,000
Tribal Governments$57,400
Beer, Wine & Liquor$48,400
Real Estate$45,525
Health Professionals$40,164
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products$38,732

Bill Emmerson - Vice chair

Health Professionals$83,425
Real Estate$63,200
Public Sector Unions$58,150
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products$38,946
Tribal Governments$37,200
General Contractors$26,180
Hospitals & Nursing Homes$21,800
Tobacco companies & tobacco product sales$20,025
Building Materials & Equipment$19,900

Contributions above are for the last four years of available data, Oct 17, 2006 - Oct 16, 2010. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (