The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce spent the most cash lobbying in the General Assembly in the month of January.
According to the Legislative Ethics Commission groups spent nearly $1.8 million that month.
The Kentucky Chamber dropped more than $30,000 trying to influence legislators on matters like public-private-partnerships, the local-option sales tax and charter schools.
Another notable big-spender in January was the tobacco company Altria, which also spent the most on lobbying the legislature last year at $323,000.
The Kentucky Hospital Association helped cap the top three spots. That group has been lobbying for the implementation of medical review panels and the smoking ban.
A record-high 677 businesses and organizations are currently registered to lobby the Kentucky General Assembly.