Monday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Government-Relations-NewsLobbying

Thought the U.S. Was Divided Already? Just Watch as Elections Go Digital.” by Stephen Ansolabehere for Washington Post

California: “Lawmakers Weaken Bill to Ban Behind-the-Scenes Communications at Coastal Commission” by Dan Weikel for Los Angeles Times

Campaign Finance

Alaska: “Anchorage Rep. LeDoux’s New Fundraising Effort Targets Lobbyists, Bar Owners” by Nathaniel Herz for Alaska Dispatch News

New Jersey: “Voters to Decide on Belmar Pay-to-Play” by Paul Williams for Asbury Park Press

New Mexico: “New Mexico Election Officials Fix Campaign Spending Glitch” by Associated Press for KOBĀ 

Ethics

Criticize Politicians on Twitter? They Might Block You” by Colin Campbell for Raleigh News & Observer

New York: “For Cuomo, Passing Ethics Bill Was Urgent, Signing It Was Not” by David Howard King for Gotham Gazette

Elections

One Ally Remains Firmly Behind Donald Trump: The N.R.A.” by Nick Corasaniti and Alexander Burns for New York Times

Hack of Democrats’ Accounts Was Wider Than Believed, Officials Say” by Eric Lichtblau and Eric Schmitt for New York Times

Is Trump Wrecking Both Parties?” by Thomas Edsall for New York Times

Redistricting

North Carolina: “Federal Judges Find NC Legislative Districts Unconstitutional” by Lynn Bonner for Raleigh News & Observer