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Categories: campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance

California: “An L.A. Councilman Held an $800-Per-Person Fundraiser. The Next Day, He Announced He Was Stepping Down” by Emily Alpert Reyes and David Zahniser for Los Angeles Times

Ethics

National: “Donors to Dark-Money Groups Mostly Hidden Despite Court Ruling” by Maggie Severns for Politico

California: “Emails Show California Agency’s Cozy Ties to Gas Tax Backers” by Sophia Bollag (Associated Press) for San Diego Union Tribune

Colorado: “Ex-Secretary of State Gessler Appeals Ethics Case to U.S. Supreme Court” by Marianne Goodland for Colorado Springs Gazette

Iowa: “Capitol Harassment: Iowa lawmakers admit they lag on curbing sexual misconduct. They’re not alone” by Jason Clayworth for Des Moines Register

New York: “Email Shows Cuomo Donor Contacted Officials During Grant Process” by Chris Bragg for Albany Times Union

West Virginia: “W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Loughry Guilty on 11 Counts, Not Guilty on 10 Counts; Jury Hangs on 1 Count” by Brian McElhinny for West Virginia MetroNews

Lobbying

Maryland: “Baltimore City Council Tightens Restrictions on Lobbyists, Require Forms Go Online” by Luke Broadwater for Baltimore Sun

Recent News

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

Pennsylvania State Representative Passes Away

State Rep. Mike O’Brien passed away on October 15 from a heart attack. Earlier this year, O’Brien controversially announced his Continued on Next Page

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