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January 28, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup


D.C. Circuit Upholds Conviction of Former Abramoff Lobbying Associate” by Tom Ruger in the Blog of the Legal Times.

Arizona: “Inquiry of Fiesta Bowl lobbyist drags on” by Craig Harris in the Arizona Republic.

Georgia:  “Lobbyist gifts decline amid citizen outcry” by Chris Joyner in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hawaii: “Hawaii legislators push reforming ethics rules for lobbyists and public officials” by Anita Hofschneider (Associated Press) in The Republic.

Kentucky:  “Some notes on 2012 lobbying spending” by Tom Loftus in the Courier-Journal.

New Mexico: “Lobbyists haven’t reported all event expenses” by Steve Terrell in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

North Carolina:  “N.C. budget chairs change seats, start lobbying careers” by Rob Christensen in the Charlotte Observer.

Washington: “Spin Control: Lobbying season kicks off in Olympia” by Jim Camden in the Spokesman Review.

Campaign Finance

Arizona: “Campaign finance violations targeted” by Yvonne Wingett Sanchez in the Arizona Republic.

Montana:  “Montana bill seeks cash to fight ‘dark money‘” by Matt Gouras (Associated Press) in the Great Falls Tribune.


South Dakota: “Sunshine laws draw support, resistance” by David Montgomery in the Argus Leader.

Government Tech and Social Media

6 Ways to Optimize Gov-to-Citizen Communication” by Colin Wood in Government Technology.

Legislative Issues

Arizona: “Arizona’s new Legislature not demographically representative of population” by Mary Jo Pitzl in the Arizona Republic.

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