News You Can Use Digest – March 22, 2013

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National:

Conflicts of Interest Run Rampant in State Legislatures

Democratic Women Eye City Hall Gains

From the States and Municipalities:

Arizona – Supreme Court Hears Arguments over Whether States Can Ask for Proof of Citizenship to Register

California – Bell Trial Ends in Chaos

California – Judge Orders San Jose to Disclose Officials’ Messages on Private Devices

Florida – Gaming Committee Chairman Relies on Flights from Gaming Lobbyist for Travel to Tallahassee

Georgia – State Senate Offers $100 Lobbying Cap in Split Plan

Kansas – Kansas House Passes Bill on Union Pay Deductions

Kentucky – Richie Farmer Could Be Fined $210,000 over 42 Ethics Violations

Maryland – Campaign Finance Reform Passes House and Is Moving in Senate

Maryland – Former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold Gets Jail Time from Judge

New Mexico – Social Media Plays a Bigger Role in Legislative Session

New York – Artists Against Fracking May Not Be Registered As New York Lobbying Group

South Carolina – Former Governor Advances in South Carolina Race

South Carolina – Misuse of SC State Plane Alleged

Jim SedorState and Federal Communications produces a weekly summary of national news, offering more than 80 articles per week focused on ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance.

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