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KY Legislative Ethics Commission reports lobbying spending at all-time high for odd-year session

Although the General Assembly met for only four days in January to begin the 2019 session, lobbying spending hit $2.2 million and broke the spending record for the first month of an odd-year legislative session. January’s record lobbying spending comes on the heels of the all-time high $23.1 million spent last year by businesses, organizations, and lobbyists pursuing their interests with the General...

Ethics Reporter: Spending on lobbying during legislative session is on record pace

Businesses, organizations, and legislative agents spent $7.5 million lobbying in the first three months of the 2016 General Assembly, and if April spending continues at that pace, total spending for the session will easily eclipse the previous spending record of $8.8 million, set in 2012. For the first quarter of the year, the leading lobbying spender is the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, which spent...

Ethics Reporter: Lobbying spending in state continues its upward trend in 2014 session

Special to KyForward   Lobbying spending in Kentucky continued its upward trend in the 2014 General Assembly, although a $470,000 drop-off in spending by 2012’s leading spender made this year’s total ($8.7 million) slightly less than the record set in 2012 ($8.8 million), the last 60-day session.   During the recently-completed session, there were 662 businesses and organizations registered...