Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance

National: “Wyden Presses NRA to Divulge Foreign Donations and How They Were Spent” by Peter Stone and Greg Gordon for McClatchy DC

Elections

National: “California Sues Trump Administration Over Addition of Citizenship Question to Census” by Samantha Schmidt for Washington Post

Ethics

Canada: “Trudeau Breaks His Silence on Exchange of Gifts with Aga Khan” by Elizabeth Thompson and Katie Simpson for CBC News

Louisiana: “In a Legal No-No, New Orleans RTA Board Member Solicited Business from Firm Under Contract with the Agency” by Jessica Williams for New Orleans Advocate

Lobbying

National: “Political Lobbyists Are the New Hot Thing in Pop Culture” by Tom Teodorczuk for MarketWatch

National: “Watchdog Group Files Ethics Complaints Against Lobbyists Who Joined Trump Administration” by Ali Dukakis for ABC News

National: “Facebook Goes on a Hiring Spree for Washington Lobbyists” by Naomi Nix, Billy House, and Bill Allison for Bloomberg.com

Pennsylvania: “Lobbyist, Lawmakers Entwined in Complex Relationship: Is it influence peddling, or essential?” by Susan Phillips for StateImpact Pennsylvania