Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

January 13, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Loopholes Give Free Overseas Travel to Lobbyists and Members of Congress” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

Lobbyists poised for more profit declines, but also finding ways to keep business flowing” by Holly Yeager in The Washington Post.

Lobbyists Are Making a Political Comeback” by Alex Roarty in National Journal.

French Firm Acquires Famous DC Lobbying House” by Tess VendenDolder in In the Capital.

Ex-lawmaker Charlie Bass joins law, lobby firm” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

Campaign Finance

Alabama: “A National Strategy Funds State Political Monopolies” by Nicholas Confessore in The New York Times.

Arizona: “Campaign finance, photo radar, vouchers on agenda” by Howard Fischer in the Arizona Daily Sun.

Vermont: “Senate to tackle campaign finance bill” by Neal P. Goswami in the Rutland Herald.

Wisconsin: “Wisconsin’s not-so-super Super PACs” by Jack Craver in The Capital Times.


House of Representatives Improves Disclosure of Stock Trades” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Lieutenant Governors Make Headlines — For All The Wrong Reasons” by Alan Greenblatt on NPR.

Arkansas: “Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr to step down over campaign violations” in United Press International.

Kansas: “Kan. House speaker names ethics commission member” by The Associated Press in The Washington Times.

South Carolina: “AG: Decision on Haley trip up to ethics commission” by Seanna Adcox in the Greenville News.

Election Law

Rhode Island: “Ruling on R.I. campaign literature law raises constitutional questions” by Katie Mulvaney in the Providence Journal.


Beware: More congressional rancor ahead” by Burgess Everett in Politico.

Lawmakers Will Tackle Packed Agenda Before Recess” by Meredith Shiner in Roll Call.

From the State Legislatures

By week’s end, half the states will have begun their 2014 sessions” by Niraj Chokshi in The Washington Post.

Arizona: “Gov. Jan Brewer lays out agenda for lawmakers” by Bob Christie in the Arizona Daily Star.

Arizona: “AZ Chamber wants law to limit legislative session” by Howard Fischer in the Arizona Daily Star.

Iowa: “2014 Iowa Legislature: Lighter business agenda planned” by Matthew Patane in the Des Moines Register.

Kansas: “Issues that will dominate the 2014 legislative session” by Scott Rothschild in the Lawrence Journal-World.

Maryland: “With session’s start, Annapolis again at center of state government, politics” by Pamela Wood in The Baltimore Sun.

Oregon: “Legislative hearings prepare for 2014 session” by Anna Staver in the Statesman Journal.

Government Tech and Social Media

6 Cool Apps From Uncle Sam” by Elena Malykhina in Information Week Government.

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