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Maine: “Why it’s Hard to Figure out Who’s Influencing Maine Lawmakers” by Darren Fishell for Bangor Daily News

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Bernie Sanders’s Fundraising Prowess Boosts His Post-New Hampshire Efforts” by Matea Gold and John Wagner for Washington Post


Arizona: “Phoenix City Council Advances Ethics Policy after 3 Years of Talks” by Dustin Gardiner for Arizona Republic

Hawaii:”‘Good Government’ Measures Take another Go at Hawaii Lawmakers” ┬áby Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat

Kentucky: “Bevin’s Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Watchdog Agencies, Elections” by Nick Storm for cn/2

New Mexico: “New Mexico House Approves Ethics Commission Plan” by Morgan Lee (Associated Press) for Albany Times Union

Ethics: Former House Speaker Harrell must pay $113,500” by Seanna Adcox (Associated Press) for The Island Packet


How a Debate Misstep Sent Marco Rubio Tumbling in New Hampshire” by Jeremy Peters and Michael Barbaro for New York Times

Fiorina Suspends Republican Presidential Campaign” by Jenna Johnson, Abby Phillip, and Robert Costa for Washington Post

Chris Christie Plans to Drop out After New Hampshire Flop” by Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman for New York Times


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New Mexico House of Representatives Approves Constitutional Amendment to Create Ethics Commission

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