Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

October 26, 2015  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

APA to Pay $9M to Settle Lobbying Fee Class Action” by Charley Himmel for Courthouse News Service

Arkansas: “Lobbyist Tells of Loan Made to Lawmaker” by Michael Wickline for Arkansas Online

Campaign Finance

Illinois: “Ruling: Campaign finance limits don’t apply to unions with city contracts” by Fran Spielman and Dan Mihalopoulos for Chicago Sun-Times

New Jersey: “N.J. Attorneys Accused of Concealing Political Donations” by Samantha Marcus (NJ Advance Media) for Newark Star-Ledger

New Mexico: “Former Senator Is Still Spending Campaign Funds” by Dan Boyd for Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico: “Dianna Duran Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Two Felonies” by Heath Haussamen for

South Dakota: “Campaign Contribution Limits on Chopping Block” by Joe Sneve for Sioux Falls Argus Leader


One Ron Paul Staffer Convicted; Another Acquitted” by Grant Rodgers (Des Moines Register) for USA Today

New Rules Rein in Lawmaker Spending” by Deb Reichmann (Associated Press) for Modesto Bee

Arkansas: “Ex-Arkansas Senate Head Got $120K from Group” by Claudia Lauer (Associated Press) for Arkansas Business

California: “For Kevin Johnson, Sacramento Mayor, Abuse Claims Resurface” by Adam Nagourney for New York Times

Wisconsin: “Assembly Approves Splitting GAB into Elections and Ethics Agencies” by Patrick Marley and Jason Stein for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Lincoln Chafee Ends Democratic Bid for President” by John Wagner and David Weigel for Washington Post

Pennsylvania: “Ethics Missteps Don’t Deter Pennsylvania Ex-LCB Officials” by Kari Andren for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Legislative Issues

‘Supermajority’ of House Freedom Caucus to Back Paul Ryan’s Speaker Bid” by Mike DeBonis and Robert Costa for Washington Post

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