Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

May 20, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup


Former Senator to Run Wall St. Lobby Group” by Ben Protess in The New York Times.

After Controversy, Ex-Congressman Registers to Lobby”  by Andrew Ramonas in the Blog of Legal Times.

West Virginia: “Lobbyist spending down in 2013” by Dave Boucher in the Charleston Daily Mail.

Campaign Finance

The impossibly complex world of campaign finance — in 1 chart” by Chris Cillizza in The Washington Post.

Time to shed light on disclosure bill” opinion piece by David Keating and Eric Wang in Politico.

Alabama: “Key senator says lawmakers will scrap limits on corporate political contributions” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

Minnesota: “Elections and campaign finance bills draw bipartisan support” by Tom Scheck on Minnesota Public Radio News.

Nevada: “Miller under attack as he pursues campaign finance reform” by Andrew Doughman in the Las Vegas Sun.

New York: “DiNapoli calls for campaign finance reform” by Mike Desmond in WBFO News.

New York: “Skelos is wrong; public campaign funding will help N.Y.” commentary by Ian Vandewalker in the Albany Times Union.

Tennessee: “Candidates failed to report 181 PAC, corporate contributions” by Tom Humphrey in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Vermont: “Statehouse Sitdown: Campaign Finance Reform” on WCAX News.


Ensigns Pay $54,000 Civil Penalty for Campaign Finance Violations” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

FBI interested in Bachmann campaign finance case” by Rachel Weiner in the Washington Post.

Connecticut: “Latest scandal again tarnishes state politicians” by Brian Lockhart in the Connecticut Post.

Connecticut: “Corruption no stranger to state politics” by Steve Miller (Associated Press) in the Connecticut Post.

Nevada: “Harvey Whittemore campaign finance trial set to continue today in Reno” by Martha Bellisle in the Reno Gazette-Journal.

South Carolina: “SC Legislature: 3 final weeks, 2 key issues, 1 race in ’14” by Adam Beam in The State.

Texas: “For Lawmakers, Ethics Reform is Complicated” by Ross Ramsey in the Texas Tribune.

Political Advertising

Lax state rules provide cover for sponsors of attack ads” by Alan Suderman in The Center for Public Integrity.

Government Tech and Social Media

Florida: “Florida Serves Up Legislative App” by Kimberly Horg in Government Technology.

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