December 13, 2013 •
Friday Government Relations News Roundup
“New lobbying business slows to a trickle” by Byron Tau in Politico.
“For K St., nowhere to go but up” by Kevin Bogardus and Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.
“Under contract” in The Hill.
“Major Dem fundraiser closes lobby shop” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.
“ʹLobbyistʹ Not Curse Word to All Influencers” by Dave Levinthal in The Center for Public Integrity.
“Ex-congressman lobbies for group he used to fund” by Paul Singer in USA Today.
“SpaceX Launches Second Lobbying Team” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.
San Francisco: “S.F. lobbying laws due for tightening” in the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Deals on campaign finance, corruption likely in Albany” by Yancey Roy in Newsday.
“All Senate Freshmen Now Have Personal PACs” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.
Maine: “Use of ‘large, untraceable expenditures’ to influence Maine elections jumps 600 percent, report says” by Mario Moretto in the Bangor Daily News.
Michigan: “Legislature approves increase in campaign contributions, but says some donors can stay anonymous” by The Associated Press in Crain’s Detroit Business.
Missouri: “Nixon urges Missouri campaign contribution limits” by Bill Draper (Associated Press) in the Columbian Missourian.
Vermont: “Ruling on super PACs may ripple in Vt.” by Neal Goswami in the Times Argus.
“The Year in Congressional Ethics | A Question of Ethics” by Simon Davidson in Roll Call.
Alabama: “Alabama ethics Director Jim Sumner wins national award for his work” by The Associated Press in The Republic.
Georgia: “Subpoenas related to Ga. gov’s ethics complaints” by Christina A. Cassidy (Associated Press) in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Kentucky: “Former lawmaker won’t face sanctions from House” by Roger Alford (Associated Press) in the San Francisco Chronicle.
West Virginia: “W.Va. ethics panel admits open meetings violation” by The Associated Press in The Herald Dispatch.
West Virginia: “For first time in years, Ethics Commission full” by Phil Kabler in the Charleston Gazette.
“This Group Could Make (or Break?) FOIA Reform” by Joseph Marks in Nextgov.
Government Tech and Social Media
“The Future of Election Monitoring” by Jessica McKenzie in TechPresident.
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