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January 27, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations News


Lobbyist Spending Scaled Back 12 Percent In 2013” by Eric Brown in International Business Times.

Lobbyists Take a Financial Hit With Do-Nothing Congress” by Eric Pianin in the Financial Times.

Lobby firms sweep up new clients” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

The revolving door between Congress and K Street is moving faster than ever” by Chris Cilizza in The Washington Post.

Canada: “Strahl quits as federal spy watchdog, calls lobbying allegations ‘spurious’” by Jim Bronskill in the Global Post.

Kansas: “Washington Senate Bill Prohibits Political Contributions While Legislature is Out of Session” by Ben Unglesbee in the Lawrence Journal-World.

Minnesota: “New coalition lobbying for more transportation dollars” by Mike Rose in Finance & Commerce.

Campaign Finance

California: “Lobbyist Accused in Campaign Finance Scandal to Appear in Court” by Candice Nguyen and R. Stickney in NBC 7 San Diego News.

California: “Roundtable: Campaign Finance Scandal, PACs In Mayor’s Race, Draining Lake Morena” by Pat Finn and Alison St John on KPBS Public Broadcasting.

Colorado: “10th Circuit Overturns Disparate Contribution Limits in Colorado Campaign Law” by Matt Arnold in the Examiner.

Missouri: “Missouri wide open on political throttle; campaign finance, lobbying reforms build momentum in Jefferson City” by Eli Yokley in The Joplin Globe.

Montana: “Commissioner calls to remove state rep from office for campaign violations; files more complaints” by Mike Dennison in the Billings Gazette.

Nevada: “Secretary of state candidates urge tougher laws addressing gifts to officials” by Andrew Doughman in the Las Vegas Sun.

New York: “Dinesh D’Souza indicted on charges of violating election law” by Sarah Pulliam Bailey in The Washington Post.

New York: “Look up who is giving money to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign war chest and how he is spending it” by Steve Billmeyer in The Post-Standard.

Utah: “Utah lawmakers rake in cash before Legislature begins” by Robert Gehrke in The Salt Lake Tribune.


It Only Seems That Political Corruption Is Rampant” by Michael Wines in The New York Times.

Alabama: “Courtland woman appointed to state ethics commission” on WAAY TV News.

Florida: “Fresen’s case before Ethics Commission” in the Florida Current.

Kentucky: “Senate bill would give subpoena power to county gov’t” on WHAS 11 News.

Massachusetts: “State House Ethics Committee given power to take witnesses into custody, laying groundwork for possible expulsion of Rep. Carlos Henriquez” by Matt Murphy in

New York: “Good-government group calls JCOPE a ʹblack boxʹ” by Jimmy Vielkind in Capital New York.

Virginia: “McDonnells plead not guilty to corruption charges” by Jim Nolan and Olympia Meola in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

From the State Legislatures

California: “Number of women dropping in California Legislature” by Don Thompson in the Orange County Register.

Iowa: “Does Iowa have too few lawyers in Legislature?” by Jason Noble in the Des Moines Register.

Michigan: “Committee to ʹrestore Michigan’s part-time Legislatureʹ submits proposed ballot language” by Jonathan Oosting in Michigan Live.

Missouri: “Mo. lawmakers to begin floor debate this week” by The Associated Press in the News Tribune.

Ohio: “State constitution panel has ʹhobbling startʹ” by Jim Siegel in the Columbus Dispatch.


Arizona: “GOP effort to void Independent Redistricting Commission continues” by Howard Fischer in the Arizona Daily Star.

Government Tech and Social Media

Agencies ‘open the door’ to innovative uses of social media” by Shefali Kapadia in Federal News Radio.




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