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Buying Government with Lobbying Money” by Mike Collins in Forbes

Ed Whitfield’s Ties to Lobbyist Wife Subject of House Ethics Probe” by Hannah Hess in Roll Call

Reid leaving network of lobbyists behind” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill

Minnesota: “Leap from legislator to lobbyist a short one in Minnesota” by Rachel E. Stassen-Berger and Dan Bauman in the Pioneer Press

Minnesota: “Legislators to lobbyists: A database of their clients and cash” by Dan Bauman in the Pioneer Press

Campaign Finance

How potential presidential candidates are raising campaign cash” by Reena Flores on CBS News

Are women giving enough money to political campaigns?” by Stefanie Murray in The Tennessean

Colorado: “Campaign finance rules get overhaul” by Anthony A. Mestas in The Pueblo Chieftain

Montana: “House passes bill to toughen campaign finance laws” in The Montana Standard

Ohio: “Campaign finance fines rarely collected, often reduced” by Amanda Seitz in the Dayton Daily News

Utah: “Utah cities can adopt stricter campaign finance rules” by The Associated Press in KSL.com

Ethics

New York: “Deal Is Reached on New York State Budget; Ethics Measures Are Included” by Thomas Kaplan in The New York Times

Texas: “Analysis: Trying to Spark Ethics Reform, Without a Scandal” by Ross Ramsey in The Texas Tribune

Elections

Why Some Lawmakers Want to Abolish the 17th Amendment” by Alan Greenblatt in Governing

Government Tech and Social Media

Utah: “In Utah, Participatory Democracy Powered by Loomio and NationBuilder” by Jessica McKenzie in TechPresident

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