Lobbying in the State of New York is still a big business, according to the latest report from the state's Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
It says $210 million was spent in 2013 by local and state lobby groups.
The report says the biggest spender was tobacco groups, who spent $3 million.
Second was the United Federation of Teachers, a strong supporter of Mayor Bill de Blasio's universal pre-K program. It spent $2.5 million.
That was followed by health care and public employee groups.
A record high of $191 million was doled out to pay to lobbyists.
The report also found that overall spending for ads was down for the second year in row at $4.8 million.
The commission also levied $450,000 in penalties.