August 29, 2013
Thursday News Roundup
Virginia: “Lax laws lead to cloudy view of lobbyists’ spending” by Julian Walker in
Virginia: “Lobbyist reports say $15.9 million spent in Virginia” by Olympia Meola and Jim Nolan Richmond Times-Dispatch.
California: “MapLight Launches Tool to Easily Search California Secretary of State Campaign Finance Data” by Jay Costa on Maplight.org.
Massachusetts: “Mass. AG: Lawrence mayor broke campaign law” by Steve Le Blanc in Bloomberg News.
Florida: “3rd Fla. mayor arrested within the past month” by Curt Anderson in Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
Massachusetts: “Ethics Commission extends deadline for Dan Wolf” by Frank Phillips and Michael Levenson in the Boston Globe.
South Carolina: “SC ethics panel flip-flops on governor’s NC trip” by Adam Beam in The State.
Government Tech and Social Media
“Gamification: Governments Use Gaming Principles to Get Citizens Involved” by Colin Wood in Government Technology.
“Building the Social Town Hall” by Stephen Goldsmith in Government Technology.
Kansas: “State librarians open to texts, calls, IMs about legislative questions” in the Topeka Capital-Journal.