April 13, 2016 •
Kentucky Governor Vetoes Bill to Raise Executive Branch Lobbyist Fee
Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed a bill to increase the executive branch lobbyist registration fee. House Bill 423, a state revenue bill, would have increased the fee from $125 to $275.
Katie Gabhart, executive director of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, said the increase was necessary to avoid cutting its staff. The agency now faces a $40,000 budget deficit and, after lean years during the previous administration, Gabhart said there is nothing left to cut besides salaries.
Photo of Gov. Matt Bevin by Gage Skidmore on Wikimedia Commons.
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