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Categories: elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Elections

The Legislature Made Unconstitutional Changes to the NC Elections Board, Judges Rule” by Will Doran for Raleigh News And Observer

Ethics

FBI Official Accepted Free Tickets to Sporting Event from Reporter, Inspector General Says” by Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett for Washington Post

HUD Appointee Abruptly Moved to Lead Interior Dept.’s Watchdog Unit Amid Zinke Probe” by Lisa Rein, Robert O’Harrow Jr., and Juliet Eilperin for Washington Post

Alaska Lieutenant Governor Resigns Over Comments as Election Day Nears” by Becky Bohrer (Associated Press) for USA Today

L.A. City Employee Is Fined More Than $16,000 for Dodging Parking Fees” by Emily Alpert Reyes for Los Angeles Times

New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry into Net Neutrality Comments” by Nicholas Confessore (New York Times) for WRAL

Energy Company Executive Draws 14-Month Sentence” by Casey Seiler for Albany Times Union

Legislative Issues

W.Va. Senate Postpones Acting on Impeachment Trial Ruling” by Associated Press  for WTOP

Lobbying

Law Dictates That Lobbyists Disclose Expenses” by Jessica Holdman for Bismarck Tribune

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Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance California: “An L.A. Councilman Held an $800-Per-Person Fundraiser. The Next Day, He Announced He Was Stepping Down” by Continued on Next Page

Anne Arundel County Passes Public Ethics Bill

On October 15,2018, the Anne Arundel County Council passed a public ethics bill originally proposed by County Executive Steve Schuh. Continued on Next Page

Ad Time Reservations Qualify as Expenditures

On October 9, the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) ruled that two independent expenditure groups violated state campaign finance laws. Continued on Next Page

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