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LUCAS, KENNETH RAY, Democratic Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $20,356.79

Average cost per trip - $2,908.11
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 299 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Kentucky Bankers Association
Dates - September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - To deliver a speech to the convention
Notes - Meals incl in lodging. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $819.10
Lodging Cost - $365.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,184.45

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Mary Lucas

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Congressional informational retreat
Notes - Spouse Mary Lucas

Travel Cost - $967.00
Lodging Cost - $491.46
Meal Cost - $872.82
Other Cost - $457.72
Total Cost - $2,789.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - legislative study and fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Mary Lucas accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,724.14
Lodging Cost - $1,047.08
Meal Cost - $1,061.96
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,833.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - legislative study and fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Mary Lucas accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $859.20
Lodging Cost - $1,135.28
Meal Cost - $504.22
Other Cost - $60.56
Total Cost - $2,559.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - congressional retreat
Notes - Spouse Mary Lucas accompanied - meals included in lodging expenses

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 7, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - legislative study and fact finding
Notes - 4/6-4/7 on personal expense - spouse Mary Lucas accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,396.90
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $1,062.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,403.90

Additional family members - Yes

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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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    What’s in a number?

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    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

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