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Mon July 27, 2009
If Money Talks, Who Talked Loudest?
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – 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 and gambling interests were third, spending $419,000. Next were public and private organizations, tobacco interests, banking and financial services and the insurance industry.
Total spending on lobbying in the first four months of 2009 was $6.7 million. During the same period, lobbyists reported spending zero dollars on food and beverages for individual lawmakers.