The Center for Public Integrity analyzed lobbying registration data from all 50 states from 2010 through 2014.

Why?

“To determine which companies, trade associations and other advocates had the widest lobbying presence in statehouses,” says a report released Thursday.

Click here for the full list, but here’s the top five for Hawaii:

The Center for Public Integrity also reports that Hawaii has a ratio of five lobbying entities per legislator.

“We’ve found that special interests are turning to states more than before — and often expanding their national reach by adding lobbyists in multiple states,” says the organization. “All this is happening as federal lobbying registrations have dropped.”

A field worker at Monsanto Molokai pollinates corn on July 3, 2014.

A field worker at Monsanto Molokai pollinates corn in 2014.

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