Wednesday Government Relations News

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Nevada: “Lawmakers spin through revolving door to lobbying” by Anjeanette Damon in the Las Vegas Sun.

Campaign Finance

Alaska: “Campaign finance resolution finds support” by The Associated Press in the Anchorage Daily News.

Arizona: “AZ House passes bill barring student association fee use for politics” by The Associated Press in the Arizona Capitol Times.

Arkansas: “Ark. panel rejects campaign finance proposals” by The Associated Press in KATV ABC News.

Georgia: “Lesser ethics bill gets committee approval” by Kristina Torres in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Hawaii: “State lawmakers debate campaign finance reforms” by Anita Hofschneider (Associated Press) in the Star Advertiser.

Michigan: “House Dems back ethics, campaign finance reform package” by Chad Livengood in the Detroit News.

North Carolina: “Dome: Campaign finance reports lag” by John Frank and Rob Christensen in the News & Observer.

Utah: “Utah Senate votes to close disclosure loophole” by Lee Davidson in the Salt Lake Tribune.

Vermont: “Vt. Senate panel works on campaign finance bill” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Ethics

Florida: “Locals owe state Ethics Commission thousands” by Tom McLaughlin in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

Open Government

Arizona gets ‘C’ grade for legislative openness” by The Associated Press in the Arizona Capitol Times.

New Mexico: “Legislators fast-track bill that protects their email” by Julie Ann Grimm in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

South Dakota: “Daugaard signs three bills on open government” by The Associated Press in the Argus Leader.

Texas: “Texas gets high marks regarding transparency in legislative matters but still needs more sunshine” in the Austin American-Statesman.

West Virginia: “Legislation may make memos, internal letters public” by Zack Harold in the Charleston Daily Mail.

Wyoming: “Legislature average on transparency” by Trevor Brown in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

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