Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

May 5, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations News


Fewer lobbyists are passing through the revolving door from K Street to Capitol Hill” by Holly Yeager in The Washington Post.

Lobbying industry spending takes a small dip” by Allen Young in the Sacramento Business Journal.

Tech lobbies join forces” by Julian Hattem in The Hill.

Kansas: “Lobbying in Kansas draws scrutiny from the FBI” by Dave Helling and Brad Cooper in The Kansas City Star.

New Jersey: “New Jersey’s 10 highest-paid lobbyists” in The Star-Ledger.

Campaign Finance

Chamber of Commerce Spends Millions on Independent Expenditures” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Liberal donors eye new long-term investments in states and new voters to boost Democrats” by Matea Gold in The Washington Post.

Vermont: “Vermont Calls to Take Money out of Politics” by Steph Machado on

Wisconsin:  “Wisconsin Alderman Accepts Bitcoin Contributions For State Assembly Run, Runs Into Snag” by Eric Calouro in newsBTC.


Missouri: “Missouri lawmakers struggle with ethics measures” by Jordan Shapiro (Associated Press) in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Rhode Island: “Sheehan: A Way to Close the Ethics Loophole” by James C. Sheehan in GoLocalProv.

Rhode Island: “Political Scene: R.I. pols got around, from Miami to Moscow” by Katherine Gregg and Randal Edgar in the Providence Journal.

West Virginia: “Ethics commission allows public employees to solicit Girl Scout cookie sales in workplace” by The Associated Press in the Daily Journal.

From the State Legislatures

Iowa: “Some sizzle, some fizzle in 2014 legislative session” by William Petroski and Jason Noble in The Des Moines Register.

Government Tech and Social Media

California: “California Lawmaker Crowdsources Constituents to Create a Bill of Their Own” by Melanie Mason in Governing.


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