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05/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'California's Billion Dollar Club': Study Finds The Biggest Donors In CA Politics

Gaming Indian tribes have emerged as bigger players in Sacramento than the power companies that dominated California politics for much of the 20th century.

The pharmaceutical lobby's political spending is nearly triple that of the state chamber of commerce.

And when it comes to money and politics, nobody approaches the big public employees' unions, who spent more than $383 million in the past decade on lobbying and campaign contributions.

Those are some second-day insights drawn from "California's Billion Dollar Club," a study of a decade's worth of lobbying and donation reports prepared by the state Fair Political Practices Commission.

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