“When it comes down to individuals and individual families and candidates, the ‘no cup of coffee’ rule complete should be enacted, I believe,” said state Sen. Kathy Stein of Lexington.
Among newly registered employers are a Cincinnati real estate business, a Japanese pharmaceutical company and Lifesaver Interlock, the Cincinnati-based maker of ignition interlock devices designed to prevent drunken driving.
The biggest spender to date is Consumer Healthcare Products Association, which represents manufacturers of non-prescription medicines. They’ve spent $327,000 lobbying against further restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in illegal methamphetamine.
From the beginning of May to the end of August, 20 companies and organizations spent nearly $800,000 lobbying Kentucky lawmakers.
By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio The amount of money spent on lobbying Kentucky lawmakers has grown significantly in the last 12 years, according to the latest figures released by the state Legislative Ethics Commission. During this year’s regular session, which ended April 15th, lobbyists and their employers spent more than $8.4 million communicating with lawmakers,… Continue reading Frankfort Lobbying Expenditures Continue To Rise
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Health care, not gambling issues, attracted the most lobbying dollars during the regular session of the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly. The Legislative Ethics Commission’s July report indicates health care interests spent $1.3 million lobbying lawmakers during the 2009 regular session. Energy and utility groups were second, spending $561,000. Racing… Continue reading Report: Lobbyists Spent Most On Health Care Issues