December 26, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – December 26, 2011

December 19, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – December 19, 2011

December 12, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – December 12, 2011

Here are highlights from the latest edition of News You Can Use:

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Federal:

Gingrich, Romney Campaigns Count on Lobbyists to Pay the Bills

Occupy D.C. Protesters Shut Down K Street

Stephen Colbert Gets Love at FEC

From the States and Municipalities:

Alabama

Alabama Ethics Law Limits What Students Can Give Teachers; Homemade Cookies OK, Hams Not Allowed

California

California Ethics Agency Relaxes Rules on Gifts to Politicians

California

Watchdog Agency Fines Former Pinole Councilman $111,500 for Ethics Violations

District of Columbia

D.C. Council Tentatively Approves Ethics Reform Bill

Georgia

Fines Levied on Georgia Politicians Reported Reduced Because of Notification Costs

Illinois

Blagojevich Hit with 14-Year Prison Sentence

Maryland

Jack Johnson, Former Prince George’s Executive, Sentenced to Seven Years in Corruption

Maryland

Rule Would Allow Campaign Donations by Text Message

Minnesota

Minnesota Ads Discussing Gay Marriage Approved For Less Financing Disclosure

Missouri

Missouri Politicians Enjoyed World Series Thanks to Lobbyists

Vermont

Vermont Court Imposes $10,000 Penalty in Campaign Finance Suit

 

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December 5, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – December 5, 2011

November 28, 2011 •

News You Can Use – November 28, 2011

November 21, 2011 •

News You Can Use – November 21, 2011

November 14, 2011 •

News You Can Use – November 14, 2011

Here are highlights from the latest edition of News You Can Use:

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National:

Special Sessions: A calculated risk

Federal:

Obama Administration Draft Memo Could Shed Light on ‘Lettermarking’

Sunlight Foundation Follows Lobbyist Tweets

From the States and Municipalities:

Alabama

Alabama’s New Ethics Law Fails to Stop Exemption Requests from Lobbyists and Public Officials

California

California Legislators Head to Maui for Retreat Funded by Special Interests

California

Carrie Underwood Show Boosts Tribe’s Lobbying Expense

Colorado

Judge Warns Colorado Secretary of State Went Too Far in Raising Campaign Finance Threshold

Colorado

NBC News Can’t Pay for Colorado Governor’s Travel, Ethics Panel Says

Illinois

Clout, Corruption in Illinois to Take Other Forms

Kansas

Kansas’ Lobbyist Data Falls Far Short of Need, Watchdog Group Reports

Maryland

Maryland Sen. Currie Acquitted of Corruption Charges

Missouri

Missouri Lawmaking at Issue before High Court

North Carolina

N.C. Lobbyist Donations Ban Upheld By Federal Court

Wisconsin

First Recall Effort Launched against Walker, Triggering Unlimited Fundraising



Jim SedorState and Federal Communications produces a weekly summary of national news, offering more than 80 articles per week focused on ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance.

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November 7, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – November 7, 2011

Here are highlights from the latest edition of News You Can Use:

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National:

Largest U.S. Companies Increasingly Disclose Political Spending

Report Cites Growing Role of Interest Groups in State Judicial Elections

Federal:

Abramoff Divulges K Street Secrets

Cain Blames Perry as New Sexual Harassment Allegations Surface

FCC To Rule on On-line Political Advertisement Disclosure

Justice Amps Up Enforcement of Law on Foreign Advocacy

Lawmakers Demand FEC Documents, Threaten Subpoena

From the States and Municipalities:

Alabama

New Alabama Ethics Law Sweeps in Culture Shift for Capital Lobbyists

California

Passion, Politics Link Lobbyist Couples

California

State Lobby Spending on Pace to Set Records

Illinois

Illinois Powerbroker Convicted in Shakedown Trial

Maryland

County Ethics Bill Would Restrict Lobbying, Add Enforcement

Minnesota

Campaign Finance Board Temporarily Upholds Disclosure Requirements

Nebraska

Report: Nebraska OK at tracking lobbyists, could do better

New Hampshire

N.H. Official Sets Primary for Jan.10

Ohio

Amid Corruption Scandal, Local Races Framed by Honesty and Character Issues

 

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October 31, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – October 31, 2011

Here are highlights from the latest edition of News You Can Use:

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Federal:

Ex-Abramoff Associate Ring Sentenced to 20 Months in One of Scandal’s Harshest Punishments

Influence Industry Officially in a Funk

Lobbyist Stint Led to Cain’s Political Forays

Lobbyists Claim Victory against Tax Rule

From the States and Municipalities:

Alabama

Ex-Alabama Rep. Terry Spicer Enters Agreement to Plead Guilty to Bribery

Alaska

Guilty Pleas Mark End of Alaska Corruption Investigation

Arizona

Judge Rejects Arizona Campaign Finance Measure

Illinois

Ex-Teachers Union Boss Gets $242,000 State Pension

Kentucky

David Williams’ In-Law is Restoring America Group’s Sole Donor

Montana

Montana Political Practices Office to Address Social Media Campaign Complaints

Nevada

Short-Staffed Ethics Commission Wading Through Flood of Cases

New York

Operative Convicted of Stealing from NYC Mayor

Ohio

Anti-Issue 2 Group Raises More Than Twice as Much Money as Supporters of New Collective Bargaining Law

Washington

With $22 Million Bet, Costco Shakes Up Washington Election

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Capitol to Allow Guns
 
Jim SedorState and Federal Communications produces a weekly summary of national news, offering more than 80 articles per week focused on ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance.

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October 24, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – October 24, 2011

October 17, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – October 17, 2011

October 10, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – October 10, 2011

October 3, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – October 3, 2011

September 26, 2011 •

News You Can Use Digest – September 26, 2011

Here are highlights from the latest edition of News You Can Use:

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National:

Election Spending to Exceed $6 Billion Thanks Partly to Jim Bopp

Twitter to Launch Political Advertising

Federal:

K Street Cool to Obama Lobbying Plan

Watchdog Spotlights Lawmaker Ethics in ‘Most Corrupt’ Report

From the States and Municipalities:

Alabama

Former Governor Riley Gets Ethics Training He Pushed

California

California Pension Managers Fined for Unreported Gifts

Connecticut

‘Shock Jock’ Hal Turner Acquitted in Connecticut Threats Case

District of Columbia

Wells Drafts D.C. Bill to Limit Lobbyists’ Influence

Illinois

The Price of Influence in Chicago

Louisiana

Sugar Bowl in Violation of Tax Law with Purchases to Fundraiser

Missouri

T.D. El-Amin Gets Record Ethics Fine

Montana

Supreme Court Looks at Campaign Finance for Political Spending

Oklahoma

Oklahoma High Court Hears Former Senator’s Appeal

Pennsylvania

Soon, Lobbyists Must Register

Wisconsin

Judge: Wisconsin campaign law is unconstitutional

Jim SedorState and Federal Communications produces a weekly summary of national news, offering more than 80 articles per week focused on ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance.

News You Can Use is a news service provided at no charge only to clients of our online Executive Source Guides, or ALERTS™ consulting clients.

Jim Sedor is editor of News You Can Use.

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