Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance

Arizona: “Watchdog Group: Ducey re-election PAC received illegal $500,000 contribution” by Maria Polletta for Arizona Republic

Massachusetts: “Massachusetts Campaign Finance Law on Union Donations Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court” by Shira Schoenberg for MassLive.com

Washington D.C.: “D.C. Council Approves Sweeping Changes to Campaign Finance, Bans ‘Pay to Play’” by Peter Jamison for Washington Post

Ethics

National: “Flynn Was Key Cooperator and Deserves Little Prison Time, Mueller Team Says” by Adam Goldman and Eileen Sullivan (New York Times) for WRAL

New Mexico: “Legislator Says Harassment Claim Dismissal Vindicates Him” by Dan Boyd for Albuquerque Journal

New York: “NYC Board of Elections Boss Didn’t Properly Report Lavish Trips Funded by Voting Machine Company” by Denis Slattery for New York Daily News

Texas: “Some Republicans Want to Oust a Muslim Doctor from His GOP Leadership Role – Because He’s Muslim” by Meagan Flynn (Washington Post) for San Jose Mercury News

West Virginia: “He Is West Virginia’s Speaker of the House – and a Lawyer for Natural Gas Companies” by Ken Ward Jr. and Kate Mishkin (Charleston Gazette-Mail) for ProPublica

Legislative Issues

Wisconsin: “Wisconsin Republicans Pass Lame-Duck Bill to Curb Powers of Incoming Governor, Attorney General” by Jessie Opoien for Madsion.com

Lobbying

National: “Prosecutors Ramp Up Foreign Lobbying Probe In New York” by Eric Tucker, Desmond Butler, and Chad Day (Associated Press) for TPM

Missouri: “Missouri Lawmakers Resign Ahead of New Lobbyist Limits” by David Lieb (Associated Press) for St. Louis Post-Dispatch