Friday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance

National: “Trump’s Inauguration Money Is Still Missing One Year After His Administration Took Control of the White House” by Linley Sanders for Newsweek

Minnesota: “Minnesota GOP Leader Seeks Cut of Big Donations” by Kyle Potter (Associated Press) for Federal News Radio


National: “Trump Gives Out ‘Fake News Awards’ to CNN, N.Y. Times, Wash Post” by Jason Schwartz for Politico

National: “He Leaked a Photo of Rick Perry Hugging a Coal Executive. Then He Lost His Job.” by Ben Protess for New York Times

California: “Lavish Bash for California Politicians and Lobbyists Gets a #MeToo Makeover” by Laurel Rosenhall for

Idaho: “Idaho Legislative Panel Rejects Lawmaker Disclosure Proposal” by Rebecca Boone (Associated Press) for Twin Falls Trimes-News

Illinois: “‘Independent’ Watchdog’s Secret Funder: Conservative small-government group” by Mick Dumke and Dan Mihalopoulos (Chicago Sun-Times) for ProPublica Illinois

Montana: “Montana Secretary of State Sends Email Criticizing Mainstream Media to 130,000 People” by Holly Michels for Helena Independent Record

Wisconsin: “As Senate Vote Nears, State Ethics Chief Blasts Former Government Accountability Board as Partisan, Inconsistent” by Mark Sommerhauser for Wisconsin State Journal


Federal: “House Judiciary Advances Foreign Lobby Overhaul” by Kate Ackley for Roll Call