Thursday News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, redistricting
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blue diamondLobbying

K Street shop on lookout for new senior Democratic lobbyist” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

Illinois: “More Illinois public bodies hiring lobbyists” by The Associated Press in the Quincy Journal.

Massachusetts: “Galvin faulted on rules for lobbyists” by Michael Levinson in The Boston Globe.

Campaign Finance

Massachusetts: “Election Commission seminar set for Aug. 12” in South Coast Today.

Ohio: “Cleveland Heights campaign finance measure part of trend, group says” by Ray Jablonski in The Plain Dealer.

Virginia: “Candidates Make Honor Roll for Campaign-Filing Transparency” in the Sun Gazette.

Ethics

Florida: “Miami Lakes and Sweetwater mayors ‘stung’ by FBI for taking alleged kickbacks” by Jay Weaver, Christina Veiga and Joey Flechas in the Miami Herald.

Massachusetts: “Dan Wolf still running for governor despite ethics ruling” by Frank Phillips in The Boston Globe.

New York: “State Ethics Panel Opens an Inquiry Into a Sexual Harassment Cover-Up” by Danny Hakim in The New York Times.

New York: “Subpoenas Sent to City’s Big Landlords” by Eliot Brown and Erica Orden in The Wall Street Journal.

From Capitol Hill

House Chamber Closed for Renovations” by Hannah Hess in Roll Call.

From the State Legislatures

Connecticut: “How a bill becomes a law in Connecticut can be a circuitous journey” by Hugh McQuaid in the New Haven Register.

Kansas: “Committee to make ‘Hard 50′ recommendations for special session” by John Hanna in the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Redistricting

Redistricting trial set to begin” by Brian Lyman in the Montgomery Advertiser.

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