Top 10 companies that spent the most on lobbyists in Md.
Maryland's largest companies and industries have a big stake in the actions of the state government. This is a look at the 10 highest-spending employers for last year — including energy suppliers, health care providers and trade organizations — as listed by the State Ethics Commission.
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No. 9: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield( Baltimore Sun / March 23, 2004 )
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a major health insurer in Maryland, spent $326,044.20 on lobbying in 2010.
Above, Connie Nowakowski, a human resources project coordinator with CareFirst works out on a company-provided recumbent bike at Care First in Owings Mills, Md.
Data comes from Maryland State Ethics Commission report on lobbying spending, and covers the period from November 1, 2009 through October 31, 2010.