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January 6, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Lobbyists cash in on do-nothing Congress” by Anna Palmer and Byron Tau in Politico.

9 websites you use regularly that are lobbying Congress” by Amber Phillips in the San Jose Mercury News.

Yelp Inc. Registers For Lobbying and Forms PAC” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

Idaho: “Business lobbyists ready legislative wish lists” by Zach Kyle in the Idaho Statesman.

Washington: “Lobbyist freebies on legislative agenda” by Brad Shannon in The Olympian.

Campaign Finance

Congressman Accepts Bitcoins While FEC Doesnʹt” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

New Super PAC Registers With Bitcoin Receiving Addresses” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

Arkansas: “Ethics chief says Darr skipped campaign finance training” by John Lyon in KATV News.


Missouri: “Missouri’s no-limit legislature stokes debate over ethics reform” by Jason Hancock in the Kansas City Star.

North Carolina: “Ethics Commission appointments made” by Craig Jarvis in the News & Observer.

Wyoming: “Conservative Wyoming group battles Federal Election Commission over election law” by Kyle Roerink in the Casper Star-Tribune.


3 Reasons Congressʹ Year Might Start Unexpectedly Strong” by David Hawkings in Roll Call.

In the State Legislatures

Nearly 2,400 state lawmakers return to work this week” by Niraj Cokshi in The Washington Post.

Interactive: State of the States 2014” by Melissa Maynard in Governing.

Governors, Lawmakers Return to Capitols With an Eye on November” by Daniel C. Vock in Governing.

Indiana: “State lawmakers face packed agenda” by Dan Carden in Northwest Indiana Times.

Iowa: “Iowa Legislature’s 2014 session to be shaped by epic political year” by Jason Noble and William Petroski in the Des Moines Register.

Kentucky: “Kentucky legislative session comes with political, fiscal shackles” by Tom Loftus in the Courier Journal.

Maryland: “Md. legislative session overshadowed by election year politics” by John Wagner in The Washington Post.

Mississippi: “What do lawmakers see as top issues for 2014 session?” by Ed Kemp in the Hattiesburg American.

Mississipi: “Analysis: US Senate race will impact Miss. Session” by Emily Wagster Pettus (Associated Press) in the Hattiesburg American.

Missouri: “Mid-Missouri legislators preparing for new session” by Bob Watson in the News Tribune.

North Carolina: “Lawmakers ponder how to fill midterm N.C., U.S. legislative openings” by Gary D. Robertson in the Charlotte Observer.

Rhode Island: “R.I. General Assembly: A look ahead at the key issues of 2014” by Katherine Gregg, Philip Marcelo, and Randal Edgar in the Providence Journal.

South Carolina: “SC politicsʹ welcome back starts this week” by Andrew Shain in The State.

Government Tech and Social Media

Rhode Island: “Political Scene: High tech comes to R.I. General Assembly” by Philip Marcelo, Katherine Gregg and Randal Edgar in the Providence Journal.

Washington: “Access Washington Website Dealing With Outages” in Government Technology.

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