Monday’s State Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying
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Campaign Finance

Lawmakers Can Use Campaign Funds for Home Security, F.E.C. Says by Nicholas Fandos for New York Times

Maine: Disputes Over Documents Threaten to Slow Casino Campaign Probe by Steve Mistler for Maine Public Radio

South Carolina: No Race? No Problem. SC Lieutenant Governor OK’d to Raise Money by Jamie Self for The State

Ethics

Walter Shaub’s Ethics Recommendations for the Government by Nicholas Fandos and Eric Lipton for New York Times

Questions Grow Over Kushner’s Security Clearances by Katie Bo Williams and Jordan Fabian for The Hill

Russian-American Lobbyist Attended Meeting Organized by Trump’s Son by Eileen Sullivan, Kenneth Vogel, Adam Goldman, and Jo Becker for New York Times

Connecticut: Ethics Commissioner Resigns After Arrest for Soliciting Prostitute by Brian Lockhart for Connecticut Post

Oregon: Oregon Ethics Commission Votes to Proceed with Investigations of Kitzhaber, Hayes by Hillary Borrud for Portland Oregonian

Lobbying

Alabama: Gov. Kay Ivey Bans Lobbyists from Executive Branch Appointments by Mike Cason for AL.com

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Budget Chair Dempsey Leaving for Lobbying Firm by Bob Salsberg (Associated Press) for U.S. News & World Report