With no big money issues on the table, lobbyist spending at the Capitol this year dipped to its lowest point in a little more than a decade, records reveal.
Lobbyists doled out $557,000 in the first four months of the year, the time period covering the legislative session. It was the least amount spent over the same time frame since 2007.
This year’s legislative session was over earlier than others in the past, but the first four months were examined for each year. Spending generally starts to fall off in the summer and winter after the session ends . . .