Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

April 15, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup


Former Rep. Connie Mack joins lobby firm” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

Washington: “66 Wash. lobbyists get warning letters for lack of transparency” by Austin Jenkins on

Campaign Finance

Proposal could drag political funding into the light” by Michael Kirkland in the United Press International.

“Influence of big-money ‘SuperPACs’ not so clear” by Aaron Delatte in the Orlando Sentinel.

Members of Congress Fill War Chests for Next Campaign” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

California: “Universities Join Effort to Overturn Citizens United Decision” by Anjuli Sastry on ABC News.

Florida: “Lawmakers raking in contributions even as they debate campaign law changes” by Jim Saunders in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Maryland: “Massive Campaign Finance Revamping Awaits Gov. O’Malley’s Pen” by The Associated Press on WNEW.

Missouri: “Ethics rules changes considered for KC leaders, employees” by Mike Hendricks in the Kansas City Star.

Missouri: “Time running short for Mo. campaign finance issues” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.

New York: “Public financing of campaigns could be a key issue in Albany” by Tom Wrobleski in the Staten Island Advance.

New York: “Senator Carlucci Unveils New Campaign Finance Reform Proposal” by Michael Riconda in the Rockland County Times.

Texas: “$27 Million Republican Political Donor Dies” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Vermont: “Vt. Senate passes campaign finance law” by The Associated Press in the Boston Globe.


Connecticut: “Donovan Campaign Manager Pleads Guilty” by Dave Altimari in the Hartford Courant.

Pennsylvania: “Latest Pa. scandal has some eyeing pay-to-play law” by Marc Levy in the Beaver County Times.

Texas: “Ethics commission up for review at Legislature” by Chris Tomlinson (Associated Press) in the Houston Chronicle.

Texas: “Exotic Trips, Luxury Gifts Are Perks of Elective Office” by Emily Ramshaw in the Texas Tribune.

Texas: “A Slim Chance for Lawmakers to Self-Regulate” by Ross Ramsey in the Texas Tribune.

From the State Legislatures

Nevada: “It’s roundup time for Nevada legislators, bills” by Sandra Chereb (Associated Press) in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Ohio:  “Former Rep. Charlie Wilson of Ohio dies at 70 after suffering stroke” by Jonathan Easley in The Hill.


Alaska Legislature passes elections bill” by Joshua Berlinger (Associated Press) in the Anchorage Daily News.

Social Media and Government Technology

Top Phoenix lobbyists sound off on the impact of social media” by Dale Brown in the Phoenix Business Journal.

TechPresident Podcast: ‘Open Government’” by Nick Judd on TechPresident.

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