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Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

Categories: elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Elections

The Next GOP Panic: Governors races” by Gabriel Debenedetti and Daniel Strauss for Politico

Ethics

Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ Could Violate Ethics Rules” by Jason Schwartz for Politico

How a Congressional Harassment Claim Led to a Secret $220,000 Payment” by Kimberly Kindy and Michelle Yee Hee Lee for Washington Post

Maryland: “As Calls Grow for Oaks to Resign, Senate President Refers case to Ethics Committee” by Luke Broadwater for Baltimore Sun

Wisconsin: “Amid John Doe Fallout, Heads of Wisconsin Ethics and Elections Commissions Fight for Their Jobs” by Patrick Marley for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Canada: “Independent Senators Seek Investigation of Beyak’s Ethics, Use of Public Funds” by The Canadian Press for Times Colonist

Legislative Issues

To Grease Wheels of Congress, Trump Suggests Bringing Back Pork” by Alan Rappeport for New York Times

Tennessee: “Tennessee Legislature’s New Home Is Less ‘Middle School,’ More ‘Corporate’” by Andy Sher for Chattanooga Times Free Press

Lobbying

New Mexico: “Lobbyist Transparency Takes a Nosedive” by Marjorie Childress and Melorie Bagey for New Mexico In Depth

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Rhode Island Special Election Called for April 3

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has scheduled a special election for April 3, following the resignation of former Continued on Next Page

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