Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

February 24, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations News


Lobbying Goes Underground: Influence spending now largely off-the-books” by Lee Fang in Politico.

Largest Lobbying Organization Spends $312K for U.S. Senate Leader” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Soros group triples its lobbying spending” by Holly Yeager in The Washington Post.

K Street rumor mill in overdrive” by Bernie Becker and Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

Lobbying shop McBee Strategic represents the changing business of influence” by Holly Yeager in The Washington Post.

California: “State lobbying efforts extend to local, regional agencies” by John Howard in the Press Democrat.

Illinois: “Mid-size Illinois cities to form lobbying alliance” by The Associated Press in The State Journal-Register.

New York: “Buffalo Benefited Little From Lobbyists That Were Improperly Paid” by Jeff Preval on WGRZ News.

Campaign Finance

How ‘the next Citizens United’ could bring more corruption — but less gridlock” by Richard L. Hasen in The Washington Post.

Dems learn to love super-PACs” by Alexander Bolton in The Hill.

At last! Sleeker super PACs give rich more options to boost clout” by Zachary Roth on MSNBC.

California: “Bills strengthen campaign finance reporting laws, will require more disclosure from nonprofit” by Fenit Nirappil (Associated Press) in The Republic.

California: “California campaign finance reporting bills on verge of governor’s desk” by Jeremy B. White in the Sacramento Bee.

Hawaii: “Hawaii election campaign fund needs boost” by The Associated Press in the Sun Herald.

Kansas: “Kan. Senate panel OKs campaign finance changes” by The Associated Press on KFDA News.

New York: “Push for public financing of NY campaigns resumes” by Michael Gormley in Newsday.

Rhode Island: “National Rifle Association pays off $63,000 R.I. campaign finance fine” by Philip Marcelo in the Providence Journal.


California: “Fraud, bribery cases won’t affect state elections much, analysts say” by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times.

South Carolina: “SC Senate ethics bill wouldn’t change oversight” by Seanna Adcox in the Houston Chronicle.

South Carolina: “State House: A look at the proposed compromise on ethics reform” by Adam Beam in The State.

Vermont: “Vt. bills spur conflict-of-interest questions” by Dave Gram (Associated Press) in the San Francisco Chronicle.


The Top 10 Legislative Issues to Watch in 2014” by Liz Farmer, Chris Kardish, J.B. Wogan, Mike Maciag, Ryan Holeywell in Governing.

Government Tech and Social Media

New York City: “Digital Engagement Starting to Be New Normal in New York City Council and City Hall” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.


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