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February 11, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

District of Columbia: “Washington lobbying is key part of Williams Mullen’s evolution” by Catherine Ho in the Washington Post.

North Dakota: “Bill would allow use of public funds to hire lobbyists” by Nick Smith in the Bismarck Tribune.

Texas: “Despite Reforms, Some Elected Officials Still Lobby” by Aman Batheja in the Texas Tribune.

Campaign Finance

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. admits to campaign finance violationsFormer Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. admits to campaign finance violations” by ASndrew Rafferty in NBC News.

Review: Ex-House members still dipping into campaign funds” by Fredreka Shouten in the Montgomery Advertiser.

District of Columbia: “D.C. campaign finance proposals await more public comment” by Tim Craig in the Washington Post.

Florida: “Indicted Developer Jay Odom Set to Enter Plea in Campaign Finance Case” by Lucy Morgan in the Ledger.

Georgia: “Ralston Amends Proposed Lobbying Rules” by the Associated Press in GPB News.

Iowa: “Campaign finance bill offers new approach” by William Petroski in the Des Moines Register.

Montana: “Several campaign finance bills introduced in 2013 session” in the Missoulian.

Philadelphia, PA: “2 move to regulate campaign $” by Jan Ransom in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Connecticut: “Legislator pushes conflict of interest bill” by Brian Lockhart in the Connecticut Post.

Idaho: “Lawmakers propose ethics committee” by Katherine Wutz in the Idaho Mountain Express.

Oklahoma: “New Ethics Commission leader seeks better campaign-reporting software” by Barbara Hoberock in Tulsa World.

West Virginia: “Ethics Commission in contract talks with director finalist” by Phil Kabler in the Charleston Gazette.

Open Government

Oklahoma: “Disputes over Oklahoma’s open records and open meetings laws continue” by Zeke Campfield and Phillip O’Connor in the Oklahoman.


Ohio: “Ohio Redistricting Overhaul Gains Support” by Josh Goodman in Stateline.

Social Media

Social Media: Becoming a Trusted Source for Political Information” by Pam Greenberg in NCSL’s The Thicket.

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