May 5, 2014 •
Monday News Roundup
“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.
“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 myChamplainValley.com.
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.
State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides research and consulting services for government relations professionals on lobbying laws, procurement lobbying laws, political contribution laws in the United States and Canada. Learn more by visiting stateandfed.com.