Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

May 6, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Why Lobbying Is Now Increasingly In The Shadows” by Peter Overby on

Quarterly Lobbying Reports Show Yet Another Decline” by Russ Choma in

Kansas: “74% of lobbyist spending on Kansas lawmakers unaccounted for” by Dion Lefler and Brent Wistrom in the Kansas City Star.

New Mexico: “Lawmakers raise concerns about Carruthers’ lobbyist past” by The Associated Press in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Campaign Finance

States’ Seek to Limit Undisclosed Political Donations” by Matea Gold, Chris Megerian and Mark Z. Barabak in Governing.

Montana: “Montana governor vetoes campaign finance, water commission bills” by The Associated Press in the Missoulian.

New York: “Senate GOP Hearings Will Examine NYC’s Public Campaign Financing System” by Karen DeWitt on WNYC.

New York: “Bill Would Bar Political Consultants From Also Lobbying” by Ken Lovett in the New York Daily News.

North Carolina: “Poll shows NC voters want to retain campaign finance law for statewide judges” in the News & Observer.


Pennsylvania: “Baker’s bill adds much-needed transparency” by Robert Swift in the Citizens’ Voice.

South Carolina: “SC Senate Ethics Committee adds altering documents to ethics allegations against Sen. Ford” by Seanna Adcox (Associated Press) in The Republic.

South Carolina: “SC ethics reform proposal will see ‘substantial’ changes in Senate” by Jamie Self in The State.

Virginia: “Va. cabinet member discloses taking gifts” by The Associated Press in the Virginian-Pilot.


North Carolina: “Dome: Study finds – surprise! – redistricting benefits majority party” by Craig Jarvis in the News & Observer.

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