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March 11, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup


Critics hold the line on pro-Obama lobbying group: ‘Shut it down’” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

K Street Files: Cassidy Lands Recurring Role in ‘House of Cards’” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.

Connecticut: “Ritter’s Lobbying Raises Questions” by Jon Lender in the Hartford Courant.

Delaware: “Groups advise citizens on lobbying lawmakers” in the News Journal.

Florida: “Ethics bill passed without lobbying exemption for sitting legislators” by Tom McLaughlin in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

New Jersey: “Expenses for lobbying in Trenton drop to lowest level in 5 years” by Michael Linhorst and Anthony Campisi in the Bergen Record.

Toronto, Canada: “Lobbying boom in Toronto may be fueled by hot topics — and a less predictable council” by Robyn Doolittle in the Toronto Star.

Utah: “Bill to curb lobbyist contracts paid by governmental entities stalls in committee” by Marjorie Cortex in the Deseret News.

Washington: “Inside The World Of Business Lobbying In Olympia” by Austin Jenkins in Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Campaign Finance

Senate bill pushes online campaign-finance filings” by Malia Rulon in USA Today.

Ethics Panel: Members Can’t Use Campaign Accounts to Soften Sequester Cuts” in Roll Call.

California: “California lawmakers avoid campaign contribution limits with ballot measure accounts” by Torey Van Oot in the Sacramento Bee.

District of Columbia:  “D.C. campaign finance office hires full-time investigator” by Tim Craig in the Washington Post.

Florida: “House Speaker: $10,000 contribution limit isn’t happening” by Aaron Deslatte in the Orlando Sentinel.

Michigan: “More transparency sought in elections” by Alanna Durkin (Associated Press) in the Lansing State Journal.

Mississippi: “Miss. cities handle law regarding campaign finance inconsistently” by Laura Tillman (Associated Press) in the Clarion-Ledger.

New York: “Cuomo to discuss campaign finance reform in telephone town hall” by Michelle Breidenbach in the Post-Standard.

Oregon: “Oregon legislators reap big post-election donations — much of it ‘makeup money’” by Jeff Mapes in the Oregonian.


Palm Beach County, Florida: “Nine finalists remain for Ethics Commission chief’s job” by Jennifer Sorentrue in the Palm Beach Post.

Open Government

Open Data Has Been a Boon for City Governments” by Eric Jaffe in Nextgov.

New York City, New York: “The Big Apple Enhances Financial Transparency” by Hilton Collins in Government Technology.

Texas: “Open meetings law faces another test” by Erik Schelzig (Associated Press) in the Tennessean.

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