Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance

California: “An L.A. Councilman Held an $800-Per-Person Fundraiser. The Next Day, He Announced He Was Stepping Down” by Emily Alpert Reyes and David Zahniser for Los Angeles Times

Ethics

National: “Donors to Dark-Money Groups Mostly Hidden Despite Court Ruling” by Maggie Severns for Politico

California: “Emails Show California Agency’s Cozy Ties to Gas Tax Backers” by Sophia Bollag (Associated Press) for San Diego Union Tribune

Colorado: “Ex-Secretary of State Gessler Appeals Ethics Case to U.S. Supreme Court” by Marianne Goodland for Colorado Springs Gazette

Iowa: “Capitol Harassment: Iowa lawmakers admit they lag on curbing sexual misconduct. They’re not alone” by Jason Clayworth for Des Moines Register

New York: “Email Shows Cuomo Donor Contacted Officials During Grant Process” by Chris Bragg for Albany Times Union

West Virginia: “W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Loughry Guilty on 11 Counts, Not Guilty on 10 Counts; Jury Hangs on 1 Count” by Brian McElhinny for West Virginia MetroNews

Lobbying

Maryland: “Baltimore City Council Tightens Restrictions on Lobbyists, Require Forms Go Online” by Luke Broadwater for Baltimore Sun