Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance

National: “Oaktree Fined $100,000 by SEC Over Conflicted Political Giving” by Jesse Westbrook for Bloomberg.com

California: “More Campaign Money Could Flow to California Legislative Leaders Under New Bill” by Taryn Luna for Sacramento Bee

Maryland: “Baltimore City Council Passes Public Financing Charter Amendment” by Talia Richman for Baltimore Sun

Missouri: “VP Pence’s Top Aide, Tied to Greitens, Targeted in New Missouri Ethics Complaint” by Jack Suntrup and Kurt Erickson for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rhode Island: “R.I. Gubernatorial Hopeful Trillo ‘Confused’ by Election Board’s Guidance on Ads” by Katherine Gregg for Providence Journal

Ethics

National: “Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? ‘Bad Faith,’ a Judge Suggests” by Michael Wines (New York Times) for MSN

Alabama: “Two Years After Sentencing, Hubbard Appeal Still Pending in State Court” by Brian Lyman for Montgomery Advertiser

Kentucky: “Bevin Administration Relents. Kentucky Capitol Opened to Poor People’s Campaign.” by Jack Brammer for Lexington Herald-Leader

Oklahoma: “Rule Change Conceals Statewide Candidates’ Personal Finances” by Trevor Brown for Oklahoma Watch

Lobbying

National: “Ex-Lawmakers See Tough Job Market with Trade Groups” by Megan Wilson for The Hill

Virginia: “Dominion Claims Lobbying Costs Soared to Fight ‘Fake News’” by Alan Sunderman (Associated Press) for The News-Leader