Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

September 9, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup


‘Big bucks’ lobbying hurts American political system” by Jim Nowlan in the News-Gazette.

Lobbying the Media Pivotal to Legislative Issues” by Dara Kam in Sunshine State News.

The State of Lobbying in a Gridlocked Congress” on Bloomberg TV.

New York: “Bill de Blasio fails to go public about all meetings with lobbyists” by Mara Gay in the New York Daily News.

Campaign Finance

Legislators in at least 23 states are trying to do something about dark money” by Niraj Chokshi in the Washington Post.

Unions dramatically increase super PAC donations” by Michael Beckel on NBC News.

Many overhyped super PACs are super in name only” by Tarini Parti in Politico.

In Senate bid, Markey benefited by contributions and spending by PACs, outside interest groups” by Steve LeBlanc (Associated Press) in The Republic.

Arkansas: “Arkansas Is Next Battleground For Citizens United Constitutional Amendment” by Paul Blumenthal in the Huffington Post.

Colorado: “Colorado Recall Drives Reveal Influence Of ‘Dark Money’ On Local Politics” by Frederick Reese in Mint Press News.


Arkansas: “Lt. Governor Mark Darr could face state ethics violations” by Elicia Dover in KATV News.

Massachusetts: “Former ethics officials seeking change that would assist Wolf” by Matt Murphy in the Hanover Mariner.

Missouri: “Missouri House speaker’s side business raises ethical issues” by Jason Hancock in The Kansas City Star.

Washington: “Ethics refs say free college football for lawmakers is legal” by Jordan Schrader in The Olympian.

Legislative News

What (Not) to Expect from Congress This Session” by Peter Harkness in Governing.

From Barbeques to Pink Running Shoes: States’ Special Sessions” by Pamela M. Prah in Stateline.

California: “Lawmakers to weigh about 400 bills in session’s last week” by Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times.

Minnesota: “Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul today” by Rachel E. Stassen-Berger in the Star Tribune.

Missouri: “Guns, taxes on the agenda as Missouri lawmakers return to Capitol” by Elizabeth Crisp in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Government Tech and Social Media

Common Cause teams with techies to help voters” by The Associated Press in the Albany Times Union.

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