Playing the Policy Market: Appendix

Tables accompanying Playing the Policy Market report.

Playing the Policy Market

Appendix

January 17, 2001

Table 1
Industries

CONTRIBUTOR (INDUSTRY)CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS*LEGISLATION/
PROPOSAL
RESULTBENEFIT TO SPECIAL INTERESTRETURN ON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION
Payday Lenders $27,127 (legislature) Limit maximum interest rate to 26% (Industry rates range from 390% to 780%) Fails to pass- SB96 Continue to collect at least $30 million a year, versus about $2 million. 103,221%
Road Builders and Transportation Interests $344,189 (governor and legislature) 1. "Roads-for-jobs-preservation" bill;
2. Transportation budget increases for road projects, rehabilitation and maintenance.
Approved-
1. SB432;
2. Budget
1. Create annual $10 million fund to build roads for big business;
2. $309 million in revenue and bonding increases.
92,582%
Vending Machine Industry $17,870 (legislature) Sales tax break Approved-Budget $3.7 million annual tax reduction 20,605%
Waste Disposal, Paper and Business Interests $155,659 (governor) Increased dumping and tipping fees on garbage to fund recycling programs Reduced by governor’s veto - budget  Proposed increases by legislature were decreased $30.9 million annually by governor’s veto  19,751%
Agriculture $92,227 (governor and legislature) 1. Full-year sales tax break on electricity used in farm operations;
2. Subsidy to ethanol producers
Approved-
1. Budget;
2. SB378
1. $2.2 million annual tax break;
2. $3 million annual subsidy
5,538%
Business, Utility and Paper Interests $265,372 (legislature) Establishes industrial mercury emissions requirements Fails to pass- SB177 Cost to industries would have been ranges $12-$30 million annually  4,422% to 11,204%
Business, Insurance, Banking, Manufacturing and Distributing $1,097,923 (legislature) Combined reporting of corporate income and franchise tax Removed from governor’s proposed budget Increase business taxes by $47 million annually 4,181%
Paper and Business Interests $509,004 (legislature) Increase garbage tipping fees from 30 cents to $2 per ton Fails to pass- AB702, SB355 Increase of $1.70 per ton would have cost affected interests $10.4 million annually 1,943%
HMOs, Insurers and Business Interests $741,647 (legislature) Require health insurance plans to pay for smoking cessation programs Fails to pass- SB115 State formula puts estimates at $5 million to $24 million annually  574% to
3,136%
Banks $242,160 (governor and legislature) Exclude ATMs from property tax exemption Budget veto; AB645 fails  Continue to receive $1.2 million annual tax break  396%

Table 2
Companies

CONTRIBUTOR (COMPANY)CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS*LEGISLATION/
PROPOSAL
RESULTBENEFIT TO SPECIAL INTERESTRETURN ON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION
Maximus Corp. $5,000 (governor) Continue contract to find unclaimed federal human services funds for state Governor continued state contract with company $5 million in financial incentives 99,900%
CD Smith Construction $42,250 (governor and legislators on Building Commission) Awarded no-bid prison construction contract Approved- Building Commission $29.5 million contract 69,722%
3M Corp. $7,325 (governor and legislature) Tax break for temporary product warehousing  Approved- Budget $500,000 annual tax break 6,726%

* Figures represent large individual and PAC contributions from Jan. 1, 1999 through Oct. 23, 2000 to the legislature, and from Jan. 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 to the governor.

 

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