Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

August 12, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup


Many ex-governors work as lobbyists, consultants” by Fredreka Schouten in USA Today.

Twitter joins Washington’s influence economy, forms PAC” by Cecilia Kang in The Washington Post.

Twitter seeks clout with Washington lobbyist” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Florida: “Lobbyists settle case with Miami-Dade ethics commission” by Brittny C. Valdes in the Miami Herald.

Indiana: “Revolving door: Indiana official considered as lobbyist” by Tom LoBianco (Associated Press) in the Journal and Courier.

Indiana: “More making jump to lobbying without cooling-off period” by The Associated Press in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Pennsylvania: “Lobbyists fight state fee increase” by Kate Giammarise  in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Wisconsin: “Money & Politics: Unions sapped, other lobbying strong” by Bill Leuders in the Herald Times Reporter.

Campaign Finance

Citizens United ‘Dark Money’ Could Be Revealed By States, NYC Public Advocate Report Finds” by Michael McAuliff in the Huffington Post.

Alabama GOP donor challenges limits” by Mary Orndorff Troyan in USA Today.

Delaware: “Delaware developer faces campaign finance charges” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Michigan: “Campaign funds don’t all add up for state Treasurer Andy Dillon” by Paul Egan in the Detroit Free Press.

Ohio: “Cleveland Heights vs. Citizens United in November” by M.L. Schultze on WKSU News.

Virginia: “GOP’s Jackson omits in-kind flight donation from title lender from campaign finance reports” by The Associated Press in The Washington Post.


Texas: “Texas Ethics Commission lowers record $100K fine against top criminal court judge to $25K” by The Associated Press in The Daily Journal.

Virginia: “Conflicts emerge as hurdles for Cuccinelli’s run” by Jim Nolan Richmond Times-Dispatch.

From the State Legislatures

California: “California Legislature faces raft of bills on volatile issues” by Melanie Mason and Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times.

Ohio: “Lawmakers weigh voting-related bills” by Jim Provance in the Toledo Blade.

Pennsylvania: “Another bill to cut Pennsylvania’s General Assembly being offered” by Brad Bumsted in the Tribune-Review.


Attorneys deny claims in Alaska redistricting challenge” by The Associated Press in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Government Tech and Social Media

White House Unveils CIO Council 2.0” by Joseph Marks in NextGov.

How Lawmakers Spent Their Summer Vacation” by Roll Call on Pinterest.

New York: “New York City Looks to Technology to Grow Voter Turnout” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.

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