lobbying

Government
7:52 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Kentucky Chamber Tops General Assembly Lobbying for January

Credit lrc.state.ky.us

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce spent the most cash lobbying in the General Assembly in the month of January.

According to the Legislative Ethics Commission groups spent nearly $1.8 million that month.

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Business
6:25 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Honeywell Union Workers Demonstrate in Washington D.C.

Credit USW Local 7-669

Metropolis Honeywell union members demonstrated in front of Honeywell corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C. and attempted to meet with several lobbying firms Thursday. United Steelworkers Local 7-669, joined by D.C.  AFL-CIO members delivered letters to Akin Gump, OB C Group, McBee Strategic, and Duberstein Group, who they claim Honeywell has hired along with their own in-house lobby team.

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Politics
8:14 am
Thu July 17, 2014

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky Had Decade-Long Financial Tie To a Lobbyist

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield in 2013.

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 8:14 am

For more than a decade, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Kentucky,  owned a $200,000-piece of West Virginia property with a lobbyist whose clients and employers had business before him in Congress, writes R.G. Dunlop, a reporter from WFPL's Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Government
11:12 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Who Spent the Most Lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly In The 2014 Session

Kentucky state Capitol

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 2:21 pm

Lobbyists spent $8.7 million to lobby Kentucky lawmakers this year—and tobacco giant Altria led the pack at $156,000, according to records released by the Legislative Ethics Commission this week.

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Politics
3:11 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Lobbyists Spend $4.2 Million in First Months of Session

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With the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned for the year, a look into lobbying spending during the session shows major dollars are still used to influence issues.

During the first two months of this year's session, a total of $4.2 million was spent lobbying. That's a 10 percent increase over the last 30-day session in 2011, according to Legislative Ethics Commission.

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Politics
3:06 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Mississippi River Communities Develop Legislative Platform

2008 National Park Service

Wickliffe and Columbus, Kentucky, are among cities from ten states partnering to build a Mississippi River legislative platform. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative includes mayors from 41 communities.

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