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March 17, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations News


Lobbyists stick with Putin” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

Canada: “Lobbyists looking to give back with new pro bono advocacy organization” by Mark Burgess in The Hill Times.

Colorado: “Investigation: Lobbyists skipped $90K in fines to Colorado” by Brandon Rittiman on KUSA 9News.

Oregon: “Longest-serving lobbyist dies” by Peter Wong in the Statesman Journal.

Campaign Finance

In midterms, a battle of billionaires” by Laura Barron-Lopez in The Hill.

California: “San Diego’s Ethics Commission Seeks To Rein In Independent Committees” by Joe Yerardi in KPBS.

Florida: “Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money” by Anthony Man in the Sun Sentinel.

Massachusetts: “Senate passes campaign finance reporting bill” by Sara Brown in The Eagle-Tribune.

New York: “Senate public finance provision raises questions” by Karen DeWitt on WRVO Public Media.

Pennsylvania: “Between a website and a hard place: On campaign finance rules” by Mary Wilson on WITF.

Utah: “Utah lawmakers OK campaign finance reporting bill” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.


U.S. House Committee on Ethics: “Ethics Committee Gets New Staff Director” by Matt Fuller in Roll Call.

Congress Gets Away With Free Foreign Trips” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Former Rep. Edolphus Towns Driven To Personal Use of Campaign Funds” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Mississippi: “Bills could strengthen access to Miss. public info” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.

From the State Legislatures

Idaho: “Idaho’s substitute law unique” by Betsy Z. Russell in The Spokesman-Review.


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