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Lobbying spending hits all-time high in 2017

02/01/2018 11:50 AM

FRANKFORT- Kentucky lobbying spending hit an all-time record last session. Lobbying interests spent a whopping $20.8 million, narrowly beating the old record set in 2016 of $20.78 million. The new record is even more shocking given the General Assembly was in session for just 30 days in 2017. The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission reports that in 2017, 615 lobbyists worked for 714 employers, and were paid $18.8 million, which accounted for more than 90 percent of all lobbying spending. Lobbyist-paid... Read more 

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