Lobbying state and local government remains a lucrative industry in New York, with $210 million spent in 2013 trying to influence government, according to a report from the state’s lobbying regulators.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics found that 2013 saw the third highest amount of money ever spent on lobbying.

Leading the charge was the tobacco-allied Altria Client Services and its affiliates, which spent $3 million in lobbying, primarily in New York City.

The United Federation of Teachers, based in the city, spent $2.5 million.

Their lobbying efforts were closely followed by the statewide teachers union NYSUT, which spent $2.2 million.

Also spending big in 2013: the Greater Hospital Association of New York at $2.1 million and The Public Employees Federation, a union of white-collar public workers that spent $1.4 million.

Park Strategies, the firm led by former Sen. Al D’Amato who has close ties to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saw the largest surge in business, with reimbursed expenses and compensation jumping nearly 62 percent.

Another big winner in 2013 was Mercury Public Affairs, where partner Michael McKeon is leading a Republicans for Cuomo group. Mercury saw a jump of 25 percent in business over last year.

Meanwhile, compensation for in-house and retained lobbyists totaled a record $191 million last year, JCOPE found.

The top lobbying shop in New York remains Wilson Elser Moskotwitz Edelman & Dicker, which reported $10.3 million in 2013, following by Kasierer Consulting at $6.45 million. Greenberg Trauri came in third at $6.2 million.

The $210 million spent though did not reach the record of $220 million, set in 2011 when the Committee to Save New York, a coalition of businesses and private-sector labor groups that supported Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fiscal agenda, spent heavily on an ad campaign on his behalf.

Ad dollars spent on advocacy campaigns overall declined sharply for a second straight year, to $4.8 million.

2013 JCOPE Annual Report by Nick Reisman