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November 25, 2013  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Ex-lawmaker predicts return of earmarks” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

NPA hires new lobbyist” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

Pennsylvania: “Public universities get leg up on lobbying” by Debra Erdley in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Texas: “A Private Battle Over Ethics Goes Public” by Ross Ramsey in the Texas Tribune.

Campaign Finance

Both Senatorial Campaign Committees Off Track for Start of 2014” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

Arizona: “Erasing campaign contribution limits now would create problems, Bennett tells court” by Howard Fischer in the Arizona Daily Star.

Texas: “Interactive: Campaign Finance Reports” by J Harden in the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Wisconsin: “Appeals court won’t stop secret probe into campaign fundraising, spending” by Jason Stein in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Louisiana: “State plans to go after bank accounts, licenses of officials with pending Ethics fines, treasurer says” in The Times-Picayune.

Massachusetts: “State lawmakers called out for using campaign funds for personal perks” by Craig Douglas in Boston Business Journal.

Massachusetts: “Campaign donations used for pricey perks” by Shaun Sutner and Thomas Caywood in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

Missouri: “Secretary of state discusses Missouri ethics laws” by Ack Ventimiglia in

New York: “Lawmakers’ bosses respond to Moreland subpoenas” by Casey Seiler in Capitol Confidential.

New York: “Moreland probe is an attempt force campaign finance reform” by Jimmy Vielkind in Capital New York.


Congressional District Compactness, Gerrymandering By State” in Governing.

Government Tech and Social Media

Boston Mayor Blogs His Way Out of Office” by Tod Newcombe in Governing.

Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2013 – Winners Announced” by Janet Grenslitt in Government Technology.

Twitter Tells Feds How to Tweet More Effectively” by Joseph Marks in NextGov.

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