Lobbyists Spent $559,000 For Missouri Lawmakers During 2014 Session

Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert
Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

Lobbyists are on track to spend nearly $1 million this year on gifts for Missouri lawmakers, about on par with past years. The types of gifts vary greatly — from expensive meals and drinks to tickets for sporting events to small things like stamps and books.

Health care lobbying is on the rise compared to recent years. In the first five months, lobbyists representing the health care industry spent $93,021 on gifts for the legislature; 96 percent of those gifts were for meals.

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