Dig into databases

Track campaign contributions, lobbying expenses, court cases, business records and more

August 19, 2009 

Rockcastle

CHARLES BERTRAM

This is your one-stop-shop for government-maintained databases. Are we missing any helpful links? Send suggestions.

Campaign contributions

Lobbying expenses

  • Kentucky Legislative Branch: A searchable database of expenses incurred by lobbyists registered with the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission.
  • Kentucky Executive Branch: A listing of lobbyists registered with the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission. Expense data is not available online.
  • U.S. Government: A searchable database of expense reports by lobbyists registered with the federal government.

Courts and crime

Business records

  • Doctors: Search for the license status of Kentucky doctors, physician assistants, surgical assistants, athletic trainers, and acupuncture specialists.
  • Nurses: Search for the license status of Kentucky nurses.
  • Incorporation records: A searchable database of information about businesses registered with the Kentucky Secretary of State.
  • Public companies: View documents filed by public companies with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Non-profit tax returns (free registration required): Find tax returns filed by nonprofit groups. All nonprofits must make their most recent 990 tax return available to the public.


CITIZEN WATCHDOG

  • Dig into databases: Track campaign contributions, lobbying expenses, court cases, business records and more.
  • Request documents: Find out how to use the Kentucky Open Records Act and the federal Freedom of Information Act to get the government documents you need.
  • Contact public officials: Let local, state and federal representatives know what’s on your mind.

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