Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

January 20, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations News


Obama lobbying ban faces setback in court” by Andy Sullivan (Reuters) in the Chicago Tribune.

Federal court orders rehearing on lobbying ban” by Byron Tau in Politico Influence.

Congress and Lobbyists Are Going Downhill” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

Missouri: “Missouriʹs secretary of state proposes his own lobbyist restriction plan” by Phil Brooks in the South County Mail.

West Virginia: “Statehouse beat: Lobbyist spending for 2013” by Phil Kabler in the Charleston Gazette.

Campaign Finance

California: “Two groups that used secret political donations haven’t paid penalties” by Chris Megerian in the Los Angeles Times.

Louisiana: “Ethics board limits Vitter fundraising” by Marha Shuler in The Advocate.

Massachusetts: “Candidates cough up campaign costs” by Erin Smith in the Boston Herald.

New York: “Cuomo’s Budget Is Said to Include Ethics and Campaign Finance Reforms” by Thomas Kaplan in The New York Times.

New York: “205 campaign finance reports not posted because of errors” by Jessica Alaimo in Capital New York.

Rhode Island: “RI Board of Elections fines NRA for campaign law violation” by Philip Marcelo in the Providence Journal.

Utah: “Utah Senator Calling For Campaign Finance Reform” by Christine L. McCarthy in KUTV News.


California: “Senate ethics chief calls allegations against Sen. Calderon troubling” by Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times.

Kentucky: “Legislative Research Commission pay to join larger ethics push” by Kevin Wheatley in The State Journal.

Massachusetts: “Mass. panel OKs new conflict of interest rule” by The Associated Press in The Boston Globe.

Virginia: “Gilbert introduces ethics reform bill” by Joe Beck in The Northern Virginia Daily.


Welcome Back, Congress” from Roll Call.

From the State Legislatures

Introducing ʹGetting Thereʹ: NCSL’s new mobility newsletter” by NCSL.

Government Tech and Social Media

Kansas: “Bill would put legislative committee meetings a mouse click away” by Scott Rothschild in the Lawrence Journal-World.


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