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