Business groups representing manufacturing, real estate, construction, health care and farming spent the most money lobbying Wisconsin lawmakers in the first six months of the year.

The top five for spending were: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, $348,511; Wisconsin Realtors Association, $324,436; Wisconsin Infrastructure Investment Now Inc., $312,264; the Wisconsin Hospital Association, $304,405; and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, $304,403.

The rest of the top 10 included: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, $242,817; Wisconsin Property Taxpayers Inc., $213,180; Americans for Prosperity, $201,165; the Wisconsin Counties Association, $186,460; and Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association Inc., $142,184.

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