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Lobbyists spend $550K on Oklahoma officials over past year


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 ( ) 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.


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