Lobbyists http://wfpl.org en You Don't Care About 'Untoward Dealings' in Politics, Wife of U.S. Congressman Says http://wfpl.org/post/you-dont-care-about-untoward-dealings-politics-wife-us-congressman-says <p>The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting's&nbsp;<a href="http://kycir.org/2014/07/17/how-a-congressman-his-wife-and-a-lobbyist-mixed-politics-personal-finances/" style="color: rgb(34, 117, 187);" target="_blank" title="KyCIR investigation">latest investigation</a>&nbsp;into money, politics and ethics explored the business ties&nbsp;among&nbsp;longtime Congressman Ed Whitfield, his lobbyist wife, and another well-known lobbyist.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:15:11 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 9801 at http://wfpl.org You Don't Care About 'Untoward Dealings' in Politics, Wife of U.S. Congressman Says Who Spent the Most Lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly In The 2014 Session http://wfpl.org/post/who-spent-most-lobbying-kentucky-general-assembly-2014-session <p>Lobbyists <span style="line-height: 1.5;">spent</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;$8.7 million to lobby Kentucky lawmakers this year—and tobacco giant </span>Altria<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;led the pack at $156,000,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">according to records released by the Legislative Ethics Commission this week.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:47:34 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9457 at http://wfpl.org Who Spent the Most Lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly In The 2014 Session 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