Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

K StreetLobbying

Spending on lobbying is actually falling. Or is it?” by Alexander Becker in The Washington Post.

Researchers Try To Quantify The Value Of Lobbying” by Michael Ide in Value Walk.

Campaign Finance

DCCC outraises NRCC by $3.5M in July” by Alexandra Jaffe in The Hill.

Arizona: “Scottsdale campaign-finance violation likely, city says” by Beth Duckett in The Republic.

California: “California lawmakers pass 3 campaign reform bills” by The Associated Press in the News & Observer.

Missouri: “Missouri Democratic group to pay $10K ethics fine” by The Associated Press in the News & Observer.

Ethics

House Ethics panel probing Rep. Petri” by Mario Trujillo in The Hill.

The Grimes family discount” by Manu Raju in Politico.

Florida: “Update: Group blasts city for challenging ethics initiative” by Jeff Burlew in the Tallahassee Democrat.

Oklahoma: “Ethics Commission Seeks Input Regarding Financial Disclosure Availability” on KGOU.

Washington: “Washington Legislative Ethics Panel To Consider Free-Meals Rule” by Austin Jenkins on KPLU.

Elections

Revised Election Schedule Submitted in Florida Map Case” by Bridget Bowman in Roll Call.

Government Tech and Social Media

Local Governments Open Data with Performance Dashboard” by Colin Wood in Government Technology.

Report Ranks Top Open Data States” by Colin Wood in Government Technology.