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The women behind the one of the most profitable lobbying firms in California




California State Capitol Building in Sacramento.
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If the late singer James Brown were to describe the gender breakdown in Sacramento, the heart of California politics, he might do so using this song. 

Just 26 percent of California's 120 legislators are women. Additionally, just two of eight elected state officers carry the X chromosome.

Unsurprisingly, the gender gap extends to lobbying firms. Among the 20 most profitable, just one is owned entirely by women. The firm?  Political Solutions. 

Laurel Rosenhall wrote about the group for CalMatters and shared more with Take Two. 

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