Lobbyists http://wfpl.org en Lobbyists Spend $4.3 Million In Kentucky General Assembly http://wfpl.org/post/lobbyists-spend-43-million-kentucky-general-assembly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT — Lobbyists spent $4.3 million in the first two months of the 2014 General Assembly, with the healthcare industry leading the way in spending on lawmakers.</span></p><p>Health care companies spent more than $888,000 from Jan. 7 to Feb. 28, according to lobbying data released by the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission. Hospitals paid the lion’s share of the healthcare lobby, at more than $205,000.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:02:16 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9002 at http://wfpl.org Lobbyists Spend $4.3 Million In Kentucky General Assembly Ethics Panel Wants Lobbyists to Report Ad Spending http://wfpl.org/post/ethics-panel-wants-lobbyists-report-ad-spending <P>The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is recommending that state lawmakers require organizations that employ lobbyists to report what they spend on advertising to promote or defeat specific bills.<p> <P>That proposal is among five the commission is suggesting the General Assembly consider next year.<p> <P>John Schaaf is legal counsel to the LEC. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:32:27 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 2166 at http://wfpl.org Ethics Panel Wants Lobbyists to Report Ad Spending