Two public-sector interests — the Hawaii State Teachers Association and the County of Kauai — were in the top five for lobbying expenses from January through February, according to the state Ethics Commission.
The period covers the first part of the 60-day legislative session. Here are the biggest spenders:
*Altria Client Services (tobacco) — $48,410
*Visa, Inc. — $37,500
*Hawaii State Teachers Association — $29,582
*Hawaii Medical Service Association — $27,450
*County of Kauai — $25,000