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Spending by lobbyists hit all-time high of $23.1 million last year, surpassing previous high of $20.8 million

Kentucky lobbying spending hit an all-time high of $23.1 million last year, blasting past the previous high of $20.8 million set the year before. The record spending was a ten percent increase over the previous year and was driven by 731 lobbying businesses and organizations, the most ever registered in Kentucky. Top spender In 2018, 590 lobbyists were paid $20.4 million in compensation, which was...