Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying
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Lobbying

Florida: “City: Fernandez deleted text messages to lobbyist” by Jeffrey Schweers for Tallahassee Democrat

Campaign Finance

Arkansas: “LR Taking Campaign Law to Court” by Chelsea Brewer for Arkansas Online

Ethics

Case Is Dropped Against Activist Who Laughed at Jeff Sessions’s Hearing” by Maya Salam for New York Times

Is Landscaping Drama at the Root of Rand Paul’s Assault?” by Nicholas Fandos, Noah Weiland, and Jonathan Martin for New York Times

Georgia: “Man Pleads Guilty to Obstruction in Atlanta Corruption Case” by the¬†Associated Press for WTOP

Illinois: “Lawmaker Tells of Being Objectified by Colleague as Sexual Harassment Bills Pass in Springfield” by Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia for Chicago Tribune

New York: “Pension? Not for Corrupt Lawmakers Anymore in New York.” by Liz Farmer for Governing

Elections

Maine: “Maine Voters Overwhelmingly Defeat Proposal for York County Casino” by Scott Thistle for Portland Press Herald

New York: “New York Voters Reject a Constitutional Convention” by Jesse McKinley for New York Times

Virginia: “Danica Roem of Virginia to Be First Openly Transgender Person Elected, Seated in a U.S. Statehouse” by Antonio Olivo for Washington Post