Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance

National: “Adviser to Emirates with Ties to Trump Aides Is Cooperating with Special Counsel” by Mark Mazzetti, David Kirkpatrick, and Adam Goldman for New York Times

Massachusetts: “SJC May Be Option in ‘Union Loophole’ Case” by Andy Metzger (State House News Service) for Lowell Sun

New Mexico: “Steve Pearce, State Move to Settle Lawsuit Over Gubernatorial Campaign Funds” by Andrew Oxford (Santa Fe New Mexican) for Las Cruces Sun News

Oregon: “Multnomah County Political Spending Limits Unconstitutional, Judge Finds” by Gordon Friedman for Portland Oregonian


National: “It’s a Steep Hill to Climb for Women Running for State Office” by Kristian Hernandez for Center for Public Integrity


National: “EPA Chief Pruitt’s Aide Given Permission to Work for Private Clients on the Side – but Their Identities Will Be Kept Secret” by Michael Biesecker (Associated Press) for Denver Post

National: “Ethics Office Finds Kellyanne Conway Broke Law in Alabama Race” by Jennifer Epstein for


Alabama: “Watchdog Accuses Key PAC in Alabama Race of Hiding Donors” by Brian Lyman for Montgomery Advertiser

South Carolina: “Gov. McMaster Suspects Santee Cooper Is Meddling with Effort to Sell the Utility” by Avery Wilks for The State