Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance

National: Ex-Texas Congressman Convicted of Fraud, Conspiracy by The Associated Press for Arizona Daily Sun

Florida: Florida’s State Lawmakers Haven’t Gotten a Dime from the NRA Since 2005 by Dan Sweeney for South Florida Sun Sentinel

Elections

National: National Enquirer Paid Second Source with Embarrassing Trump Rumor by Carol Leonnig for Washington Post

Ethics

National: Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds ‘Weekend Dad’ Role by Jeff Green, John McCormick, and Bill Allison for Bloomberg.com

National: Former Staffer: EPA fired him for refusing to OK first-class flight by Alex Guillén for Politico

New York: Ex-Cuomo Aide Percoco Can Get $36K NY Pension Despite Corruption Conviction by Julie McMahon for Syracuse Post-Standard

Lobbying

Oregon: Oregon’s Largest Business Organization Fires Its CEO, Former GOP Legislator Mark Johnson by Mike Rogoway and Ted Sickinger for Portland Oregonian

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos Took Free Trip to London with Lobbyists and Leaders from Other States by Jason Stein and Patrick Marley for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel