Lobbyists spend $550K on Oklahoma officials over past year
July 9, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lobbyists have spent nearly $550,000 on Oklahoma officials over the past year, according to record from the state Ethics Commission.
The money was spent on items including gifts, food and awards, The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2v3M6B4 ) reported. It doesn't include the amount spent on campaign donations.
Records show lobbyists spent $36,000 on gifts for lawmakers, state executives and their staff. Some recipients were given rounds of golf, concert tickets and college football tickets. Almost $10,000 was also spent on basketball tickets for legislators and their staff.