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Realtor group led in 2012 Kan. lobbyist spending


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Association of Realtors was the top spender among groups or companies lobbying state officials last year. A report released this month by the state Governmental Ethics Commission shows that the real estate group reported spending $152,000 on lobbying last year.


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TOPEKA, Kan(AP) — The Kansas Association of Realtors was the top spender among groups or companies lobbying state officials last year. A report released this month by the state Governmental Ethics Commission shows that the real estate group reported spending $152,000 on lobbying last year. That's more than twice as much as the $72,000 spent by the No2 group, Uncork KansasIt seeks to allow groceries and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer, wine and liquor. The real estate agents successfully lobbied last year to preserve two popular state income tax deductions for homeowners as Kansas overhauled its income tax codeRepublican GovSam Brownback is targeting the two deductions again this year. The association spent $89,000 on advertising and $51,000 on communications with members to get them to pressure lawmakers. Sign Up for the Politics Today newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Politics Today newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Politics Today newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter. More Stories Tom Cotton: Guantanamo detainees can 'rot in hell' BY KELLY COHEN | 02/05/15 3:14 PMThe Arkansas Republican and Iraq war veteran had strong words at a Thursday hearing. Media critics put Brian Williams on watch BY EDDIE SCARRY | 02/05/15 3:08 PMMedia critics say Williams has lost credibility and that his career may have sustained a fatal blow. Seeking 'earthshattering retaliation,' Jordan ramps up airstrikes on ISIS BY KELLY COHEN | 02/05/15 2:26 PMThe attack included an honorary fly-over of the deceased pilot's home village. SHARE Topics: News Business News,Business View article comments Leave a comment Most Read Stories After ISIS execution, angry King Abdullah quotes Clint Eastwood to U.Slawmakers By Byron York | 02/04/15 CIA bides its time | 01/12/15 Dozens of Dems might skip Netanyahu's Congressional address By Kelly Cohen | 02/04/15 Tom Brady faces $60,500 IRS bill for winning Super Bowl By Paul Bedard | 02/04/15 Columbia student found 'not responsible' of rape finally tells his side of the story By Ashe Schow | 02/04/15

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