October 8, 2013
Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update
Alberta: “Lobbying on the rise as Alberta prepares new tobacco bill” by Keith Gerein in the Edmonton Journal.
“Pfizer names new VP of lobbying team” by Megan Wilson in The Hill.
“McCutcheon v. FEC: Possible Implications for the States” by Karen Shanton in NCSL’s The Thicket.
“Supreme Court Hears Another Challenge To Campaign Finance Law” by Nina Totenberg on NPR.
“Let Bitcoins be used for political donations” opinion piece by Dan Backer in Politico.
Arizona: “Campaign finance changes increasing Arizona contribution limits may boost clout of business” by The Associated Press in The Republic.
Maine: “Ethics Commission calls for $32,500 fine against Lewiston casino backers for not disclosing source of campaign contributions” by Scott Thistle in the Bangor Daily News.
New York: “Gaming interests reward legislators” by Casey Seiler in the Times Union.
Indiana: “Ethics panel to consider possible job change” by The Associated Press in the Evansville Courier & Press.
New York: “Cuomo’s Office Is Said to Rein In Ethics Board He Created” by Jesse McKinley and Thomas Kaplan in The New York Times.
Rhode Island: “RI Ethics Commission: OK for Chafee administration chief Licht to apply for judgeship” by Philip Marcelo in the Providence Journal.
Arizona: “Arizona plans to require citizenship proof for state elections” by Tim Gaynor in Reuters.
Massachusetts: “House Special Election Next Week Likely to Diversify Mass. Delegation” by Emily Cahn in Roll Call.
Tech and Social Media
“Government Tweets Down Sharply During Shutdown” by Joseph Marks in Nextgov.
Texas: “Conservative Officials Turn to Crowdsourcing” by Alexa Ura in The Texas Tribune.