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Companies Lobbying Newsom Donated To His Wife’s Nonprofit, Helped Pay Her $2.3M Salary

Washington Examiner-

A number of companies with lobbying interests in California contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to an advocacy organization founded and run by the wife of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The corporate donations were reportedly paid in support of The Representation Project, Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s nonprofit organization, which supports the creation of her films about gender equality and paid her $2.3 million in salary between 2011 and 2018, according to a new report.

AT&T, Comcast, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, or PG&E, and Kaiser Permanente are on The Representation Project’s donor list, each of them being corporate heavyweights in their respective industries that have lobbied Newsom and other state agencies, the Sacramento Bee reported, based on a review of tax records and interviews with the companies.

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