Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | January 23, 2015

Lawyer Sanders says political consultants pulled in big $$$ lobbying 2014 Kentucky General Assembly in Frankfort.

According to available public records, here are the 20 groups that “reported” spending the most on lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly in 2014:

  1. Altria (Philip Morris USA), Richmond, Va., tobacco, $323,097
  2. Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Frankfort, business issues, $291,158
  3. Kentucky Hospital Association, Louisville, hospitals, $183,919
  4. AT&T, Louisville, telecommunication deregulation, $169,005
  5. Kentucky Medical Association, Louisville, doctors, $164,362
  6. Anheuser-Busch Companies, Smyrna, Ga., brewery, $160,063
  7. Kentucky Justice Association, Louisville, trial lawyers, $155,550
  8. Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, Louisville, agriculture, insurance, $133,174
  9. Community Ventures Corp., Lexington, non-profit housing, $127,854

10 (tie). Buffalo Trace Distillery, Louisville, distillery, $120,000

10 (tie). Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif., technology, $120,000

10 (tie). Molina Healthcare Inc., Sacramento, Calif., health care $120,000

  1. Churchill Downs, Louisville, horse racing, gambling, $118,478
  2. Kentucky League of Cities, Lexington, cities, $117,742
  3. Anthem Inc., Louisville, health insurance, $111,250
  4. Home Builders Association of Kentucky, Frankfort, home builders, $109,854
  5. Norton Healthcare Inc., Louisville, hospital, $107,712
  6. UPS, Louisville, package delivery, $107,341
  7. EQT Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa., oil and gas exploration, $106,006
  8. Century Aluminum of Kentucky, Hawesville, aluminum plant $104,019

That is a lot of money to lobby Kentucky legislators! These groups are expecting something in return for this cash investment in the General Assembly, and the legislators are only too happy to comply. Remember, this is only the  top 20 groups!!! Show me the MONEY!!!

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