Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

May 13, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Lobbying registrations for April return to numbers not seen since 2011” by Catherine Ho in the Washington Post.

Taxpayers footing $3 million lobbying bill for local governments” by Andrew Doughman in the Las Vegas Sun.

Do lobbyist spending reports measure influence?” by Andrew Doughman in the Las Vegas Sun.

New York: “Lobbying group donations fall off with new NY rule” by The Associated Press in Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Tennessee: “Lobbying still thriving business in Nashville” by Tom Humphrey in the Knoxville News.

Campaign Finance

Alabama: “Legislators’ to-do list for final day includes bills on guns, campaign finance, drug testing welfare applicants” by Mike Cason in the Birmingham News.

Arizona: “Director of Arizona campaign finance agency leaving” by The Associated Press in KTAR.

Vermont: “Galbraith angers Vt. Senate colleagues” by The Associated Press in the Boston Globe.


FEC revolving door spins ever so slowly” by Byron Tau in Politico.

New York: “N.Y. court upholds ethics commission subpoena power” by The Associated Press in the Albany Times Union.

Political Advertising

Shedding light on anonymous ads” editorial by Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Politico.

Form the State Legislatures

Minnesota: “Minn. lawmakers enter homestretch of 2013 session” by The Associated Press in the Brainerd Dispatch.

North Carolina: “Dome: Jam-packed action expected in legislature for Crossover Week” by Mary Cornatzer and Lynn Bonner in the News & Observer.

North Carolina: “NC House wants many closed sessions recorded” by The Associated Press in the Winston-Salem Journal.


Florida: “Florida Supreme Court hears redistricting case” by Steve Bousquet in the Miami Herald.

Government Tech and Social Media

What’s Your City Watching on YouTube?” by Eric Jaffe in Nextgov.

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