Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

August 5, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup


August recess now high season for interests lobbying lawmakers” by Matea Gold in The Washington Post.

Massachusetts: “Mass. casino lobbying tapering off on Beacon Hill as firms train money on host communities” by Steve LeBlanc (Associated Press) in The Republic.

Oklahoma: “Freshman Oklahoma lawmaker top recipient of lobbyist attention” by Michael McNutt in The Oklahoman.

Wisconsin: “Lobbying spending by public unions drops sharply” by The Associated Press in the Miami Herald.

Campaign Finance

Report: Dead donors gave $586K” by Tal Kopan in Politico.

Texas: “New Open-Source Tool Gives Texans Faster Access to Campaign Finance Data” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.


Congressional Pressure on FEC Criticized” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Maryland: “Ethics complaint questions Vallario’s dual roles as legislator and lawyer” by John Wagner in The Washington Post.

Oklahoma: “Outdated software plagues Oklahoma Ethics Commission” by Michael McNutt in The Oklahoman.


New Jersey: “Bill would close loophole in N.J. pay-to-play law” by Claudia Vargas in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Government Tech and Social Media

Georgia Saving Millions with Open Source Technology” by Brian Heaton in Government Technology.

From the State Legislatures

The rise of one-party rule in the states” by Craig Gilbert in the Journal Sentinel.

California: “Lawmakers make final push” by Melody Gutierrez in The Sacramento Bee.

California: “Crunch time: Deals loom as clock ticks” by Greg Lucas in Capitol Weekly.

California: “Assembly returns without supermajority” by Christopher Arns in the Sacramento Business Journal.

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