In 2011, 2,780 groups spent money lobbying in New York, spending a record $220 million, according to a report today by the New York Public Interest Research Group.
The chart below shows how much each entity spent in 2010 and 2011.
NYPIRG found that 2,144 groups lobbied in both 2011 and 2010. Among them, their spending decreased by $8 million. But 636 groups were new to the scene in 2011 — led by the Committee to Save New York, the business group that has backed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s agenda, that spent nearly $12 million last year.
With the Committee To Save New York, the new groups in 2011 spent nearly $36 million.