Monday News Roundup

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Street Talk: K Street Hiring Chill Leaves Members Cold” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.

Former Rep. Rehberg joins K Street firm” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

Georgia: “House lobbyist gift ‘ban’ has loopholes” by Chris Joyner in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Campaign Finance

Russ Feingold on the Path to Campaign Finance Reform” by John Light on BillMoyers.com.

Former Fla. Dem candidate pleads guilty to campaign finance fraud, claims he was ‘used’” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

New York: “Eyes On Albany As State Considers Campaign Finance Changes” by The Associated Press in WHAM ABC News.

Ethics

Lawmakers add relatives to campaign payrolls” by Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars in USA Today.

Conflicts of interest run rampant in state legislatures” by Nicholas Kusnetz in The Center for Public Integrity.

A year in prison, Rod Blagojevich in good spirits” by Mackenzie Weinger in Politico.

Florida: “Gaming committee chairman relies on flights from gaming lobbyist for travel to Tallahassee” by Mary Ellen Klas in the Miami Herald.

Minnesota: “Minn. Judges May be Required to Reveal Financial Ties” by Nick Winkler in KAAL TV ABC News.

Open Government

Missouri: “Push for exemptions adds to debate over Missouri’s open-records law” by Chris Blank in the Kansas City Star.

Vermont: “Vermont Senate advances open-records bill” by Nancy Resmen in the Burlington Free Press.

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