Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Elections

National: “Manafort Associate Had Russian Intelligence Ties During 2016 Campaign, Prosecutors Say” by Spencer Hsu and Rosalind Helderman for Washington Post

Ethics

National: “D.C., Maryland May Proceed with Lawsuit Alleging Trump Violated Emoluments Clauses” by David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O’Connell for Washington Post

National: “Trump’s Lawyer Raised Prospect of Pardons for Flynn and Manafort as Special Counsel Closed In” by Michael Schmidt, Jo Becker, Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, and Adam Goldman for New York Times

Canada: “Canadian MPs Accepted $620K Worth of Free Travel from Third Parties, Foreign Entities in 2017” by John Paul Tasker for CBC News

West Virginia: “Justice Signs Bill Expanding State Ethics Act” by Jake Zuckerman for Charleston Gazette-Mail

Wyoming: “Casper Leaders Plan to Repeal and Replace Ethical Code for Public Servants” by Katie King for Casper Star-Tribune

Lobbying

National: “Rep. Didn’t Report $50K in Donations as Registered Lobbyist” by Julie Carr Smyth (Associated Press) for Cleveland Plain Dealer

South Carolina: “Emails: Santee Cooper lobbyists tried to thwart governor’s plans to sell utility” by Avery Wilks for The State

Redistricting

National: “Supreme Court Again Weighs Voting Maps Warped by Politics” by Adam Liptak for New York Times