DATA RELEASE: CA - AB 52 Insurance Rate Hikes - Appropriations Vote / Contributions to Entire Senate from Interests
Several reporters have requested campaign finance data prior to the CA State Senate floor vote on AB 52. Please click here or see table below this data release for campaign contributions to senators from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight from January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2010.
August 30, 2011 - A bill (AB 52) that would authorize a state government board to regulate changes in health insurance rates was passed on Aug. 25, 2011 by the California Senate Appropriations Committee and awaits a Senate floor vote before the end of the legislative session. The measure was supported by groups such as the International Association of Fire Fighters, the California Teachers Association, and AARP and was opposed by groups such as Blue Shield of California, UnitedHealth Group, and the California Chamber of Commerce.
Senate Appropriations Committee Vote
- Interest groups supporting the bill (Police & fire fighters unions and associations, State & local government employee unions, Health worker unions, Teachers unions, Health care services, etc.) gave on average $191,850 to the six senators who approved the measure (all Democrats) in the Senate Appropriations Committee. These groups gave on average $57,725 to the three senators who voted against the measure (all Republicans).
Assembly Floor Vote
- In a vote before the full Assembly on June 2, 2011, 45 Democrats (and no Republicans) voted to pass the measure. Supporting groups gave over three times as much on average to Assemblymembers who voted "YES" ($90,529) as they gave those who voted "NO" ($28,756).
- Six Assembly Democrats did not vote on the measure, and one voted against it. These seven received on average 2.3 times as much ($31,932) from interest groups opposing the bill as the 45 Democrats who voted for it ($13,860).
Methodology: A MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to legislators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2010 for Assemblymembers and January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2010 for senators. Campaign contributions data source: National Institute on Money in State Politics
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CA State Senate Campaign Contributions
Campaign contributions to senators from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight from January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2010. Contributions data source: National Institute on Money in State Politics
For a breakdown of contributions to individual senators please contact MapLight.