Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

April 22, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup

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Former Sen. Bob Kerrey joins government affairs firm” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

NRA spends record money on lobbying this year” by Dave Levinthal in The Center for Public Integrity.

Florida: “Sound Off: Most email group members think lobbyist limits a good idea” in the Florida Times Union.

Georgia: “Analysis: Lobbyists say the game is changing” by Walter C. Jones in the Savannah Morning News.

Texas: “Agenda Texas: The Twitter Lobby” by Ben Philpott in the Texas Tribune.

Washington: “Lobbying tab $12.9 million — and counting” by Brad Shannon in the News Tribune.

Campaign Finance

California: “Common Cause: Californians should vote for Congress to overturn Citizens United” by Derek Cressman in San Jose Mercury News.

Illinois: “Overturning ‘Citizen’s United’ Decision” by Claudia Johnson in the Alton Daily News.

New Jersey: “N.J. Senate Democrats to introduce major overhaul of campaign finance laws” by Christopher Baxter in the Star-Ledger.

New York: “Reform proposed for state Board of Elections” by Karen Dewitt on WBFO NPR.

New York: “Campaign Finance Reformers To Target Senate In New Ads” by Ken Lovett in the New York Daily News.

Pennsylvania: “Pa. Senate backs stricter rules on reporting campaign funds” by Mary Wilson in Newsworks.

Vermont: “Windham County senator blasts campaign-finance reform bill” by Mike Faher in the Brattleboro Reformer.


Connecticut: “Man pleads guilty in campaign finance scheme” by The Associated Press in the Boston Globe.

Kentucky: “Richie Farmer indicted by federal grand jury” on WKYT News.

Minnesota: “Ex-aide to Bachmann prepares to give evidence on alleged payments” by Brett Neely in MPR News.

Tennessee: “Knox County Commission set to reconfigure ethics panel” by Mike Donila in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

From the State Legislatures

Featured speakers at the NCSL Legislative Summit, August 12-15 in Atlanta, GA.

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