Lobbying spending topped $11 million during Kentucky session
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lobbying groups spent more than $11 million to try to influence legislation during this year’s General Assembly session in Kentucky.
That’s according to reports from the Legislative Ethics Branch Commission.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the total beats a record set in 2018, when $10.67 million was spent to influence legislators in Frankfort.
The state’s top lobbying spender this past session was the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
It spent almost $184,000 on lobbying for or against more than 70 bills.
The Kentucky Hospital Association spent the second-most, with more than $149,000 spent lobbying. Twenty lobbying groups spent more than $50,000.
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