Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, redistricting


Lobbyists Use of Capitol Meeting Space Raises Questions” by Kate Ackley for Roll Call

Campaign Finance

Missouri: “In Missouri, New Campaign Limits Spur Growth of PACs” by Kurt Erickson for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pennsylvania: “Former Judge Admits Concealing Payments He Got from Brady Campaign” by Jeremy Roebuck for Philadelphia Inquirer

Texas: “Amid Legal Challenge, Austin May Craft New Campaign Fundraising Limits” by Elizabeth Findell for Austin American-Statesman


Trump’s Company Had More Contact with Russia During Campaign, According to Documents Turned Over to Investigators” by Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman, and Adam Entous for Washington Post

Russians Took a Page from Corporate America by Using Facebook Tool to ID and Influence Voters” by Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg, and Adam Entous for Washington Post

Florida: “Report: Review shows Florida’s utility watchdog has become a lapdog” by Mary Ellen Klas for Miami Herald

Legislative Issues

Michigan: “Mass Turnover Fuels Push for Mich. Term Limit Reform” by Jonathan Oosting for Detroit News


Kennedy’s Vote Is in Play on Voting Maps Warped by Politics” by Adam Liptak and Michael Shear for New York Times