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Institute of Governmental Advocates

IGA is a voluntary, non-partisan association representing the leading professional lobbyists and lobbying firms in California’s Capitol.


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Who we are

The Institute of Governmental Advocates is a California nonprofit corporation established to promote and maintain high standards among its State-registered lobbyists-members in the conduct in their profession.

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How we Began

Founding members joined together in 1974 to promote professionalism through adoption of a Code of Professional Conduct and to protect their constitutional rights of free speech, association, and petition.

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Legal Activities

IGA has its own legal counsel who has the resources of a major law firm available to safeguard common interests of IGA members and their employers/clients.


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Latest Updates from IGA

IGA issues letter to Senate Committee on Elections RE Oversight Hearing on the Status of Audits Conducted by the FTB

March 6th, 2023|

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Lobbyist Reporting Updates from the Secretary of State

February 25th, 2023|

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Sac Bee Article: “California’s $1.2 billion Capitol renovation violated state environmental laws, court says”

February 25th, 2023|

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