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Ethics Reporter: Advertising spurs 11 percent increase in spending during 30-day session

Special to KyForward   Lobbyists and their employers reported spending about 11 percent more in the recently completed 2015 General Assembly than was spent during the previous 30-day session, held in 2013. This year, $6.98 million was reported, compared to $6.2 million spent two years ago.   The jump in lobbying spending is largely attributed to advertising spending. However, almost all...

Ethics Reporter: First month of session sees one-month record of $1.9 million for lobbyists

Special to KyForward   In the first month of the 2014 General Assembly, lobbyists and their employers spent over $2.1 million on lobbying, including a one-month record of $1.9 million on compensating 598 lobbyists.   However, the total spending is less than was spent in the comparable month two years ago, when the total was inflated by a $182,000 expenditure by a single employer of lobbyists.   Of...