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September 20, 2012  •  

A Surfeit of Government Relations News!


Tim Pawlenty to head bank lobbying organization” by Dave Clarke and MJ Lee in Politco.

Florida: “A First For Fla. Lobbyist Conference: A Governor’s Top Aide Gives Input” by Sascha Cordner in WFSU.org.

Kansas:  “Lobbyist spending up nearly 9 percent” by The Associated Press in the Topeka Capital-Journal.


Kansas: “Kansas ethics panel fines candidates for posts about fundraisers on Facebook during session” by John Hanna (Associated Press) in The Republic.

Maine:  “LePage and House Democratic leader Emily Cain announce plans to improve state ethics” by Naomi Schalit and John Christie in the Bangor Daily News.

Massachusetts: “Ethics board to inform agencies of nepotism law” by Erin Smith in the Boston Herald.

Oklahoma:“Executive director of Oklahoma state Ethics Commission retires after 25 years on job” by Megan Rolland in The Oklahoman.

Utah: “Legislature hires ethics commission director” by Lee Davidson in the Salt Lake Tribune.

West Virginia: “W.Va. court candidate advocates email disclosures” by Lawrence Messina in the Charleston Gazette.

Campaign Finance

Money in Politics Never Looked So Pretty” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.

Campaign finance report cards due” by Dave Levinthal in Politico.

California: “New poll: Hope fades for measure barring political contributions; tax measures are touch-and-go” by Josh Richman in the Contra Costa Times.

Oregon: “Oregon Secretary of State candidates trade tough words over campaign spending limits” by Michelle Cole in The Oregonian.

Vermont: “Dems criticize GOP PAC official for denying, then acknowledging dinner meeting with Brock” by Sam Hemingway in the Burlington Free Press.

Government and Technology

GovGirl Covers Best of the Web Awards” by Jessica Mulholland in Government Technology.

Congress launches Congress.gov in beta, doesn’t open the data” by Alex Howard in O’Reilly Radar.

New search engine offers better access to Congress” by Brett Zongker in The Associated Press.


Online Voter Registration Launches in California” by McClatchy Newspapers in Governing.

Supreme Court rejects LULAC suit seeking to postpone Texas elections” by Greg Stohr in the Star-Telegram.

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