From the newsletter of the KY Legislative Ethics Commission, here’s the run-down of money spent on lobbying in the first four months of this year. Note that the table is sortable by clicking on the column header.
For the first 4 months of 2023, lobbying interests set a new spending record of $11,417,376, surpassing 2022’s record of $11.131 million for the same time period. This is significant as it was also for a “short session” year. Advertising spending on legislation of $1,055,098 helped clinch this milestone.
847 lobbying businesses and organizations registered to lobby in Kentucky, spending $11.137 million. 679 lobbyists were paid $9.5 million in compensation, and reported $276,678 in expenses.
The Top 20 Lobbying Orgs by Money Spent
|KY Merchants and Amusement Coalition, Inc.||$483,324|
|Kentuckians Against Illegal Gambling||$348,763|
|KY Chamber of Commerce||$198,981|
|American Civil Liberties Union of KY||$141,004|
|Pace-O-Matic of KY||$110,150|
|KY Medical Association||$98,047|
|KY Hospital Association||$95,946|
|Altria Client Services LLC||$94,182|
|Keeneland Association, Inc.||$87,586|
|LG&E and KU Energy LLC||$85,161|
|Greater Louisville, Inc.||$79,407|
|KY League of Cities||$73,133|
|Elevance Health & Affiliates DBA Anthem Inc.||$66,068|
|KY Retail Federation, Inc.||$62,607|
|KY Bankers Association||$55,780|
|KY Power Company||$55,720|
|Sports Betting Alliance||$54,644|
|KY Distillers’ Assn.||$53,188|