Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance

Colorado: “Denver DA Drops Grand Jury Investigation into Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams” by Jesse Paul for Denver Post

New Mexico: “Judge Approves Settlement Over New Mexico Campaign Cash” by Morgan Lee (Associated Press) for Virginian-Pilot

Ethics

National: “‘Fat Leonard’ Affected Pentagon’s Pick to Lead Joint Chiefs” by Craig Whitlock for Washington Post

Kentucky: “Sexual Harassment Case: No ethics charges for three lawmakers” by Adam Beam (Associated Press) for State-Journal

Pennsylvania: “Former Philly Sheriff John Green Beats Every Charge in Federal Bribery-Conspiracy Trial” by Craig McCoy for Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania: “In a First, Pennsylvania Supreme Court OKs Noneconomic Damages for Turnpike Whistleblower” by Peter Hall for Allentown Morning Call

Legislative Issues

Minnesota: “Tony Cornish’s Capitol Visit Might Spark Restraining Order” by Kevin Featherly for Minnesota Lawyer

Lobbying

Kansas: “Second Sunshine Bill Sent to Gov. Colyer to Fix Kansas Transparency Issue” by Hunter Woodall for Kansas City Star