Embattled PG&E spends big on lobbying
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s lobbying expenses have soared as the utility giant struggles to deal with a Legislature determined to avoid a repeat of the deadly wildfires that have ravaged California.
In the first nine months of 2018, the company spent $8.35 million to lobby California legislators on a variety of bills. The number for the entire year is sure to be far higher - just how much higher will be clear Thursday, when PG&E reports its full 2018 lobbying costs.
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