Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying
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Lobbying

Missouri: “Body Camera Company Vying for St. Louis Contract Hires Alderman, Former Board Counsel as Lobbyists” by Celeste Bott for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Campaign Finance

Why Some Campaign Contributions Get Returned” by Andrew Mayersohn for Center for Responsive Politics

Colorado: “A New Colorado School Board Campaign Finance Law Is Having Unintended Impacts on Big-Ticket 2018 Races” by Jesse Paul for Denver Post

Florida: “Who Gave Foreign Money to Grieco PAC? Prosecutors Are Asking This Norwegian Millionaire.” by Nicholas Nehamas and Joey Flechas for Miami Herald

New Mexico: “New Rule on Political Spending Takes Effect” by Dan Boyd for Albuquerque Journal

Ethics

Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report” by Peter Baker and Cecilia Kang for New York Times

Trump Transition at Times Broke Precedent on Ethics: GAO” by Megan Wilson for The Hill

Undisclosed Deal Guaranteed Roy Moore $180,000 a Year for Part-Time Work at Charity” by Shawn Boburg and Robert O’Harrow Jr. for Washington Post

Georgia: “Atlanta Contractors Get Prison Time in Contract Bribery Case” by Associated Press for Chattanooga Times Free Press