Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

May 19, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations News

Report: Health lobbying down in first quarter” by Elise Viebeck in The Hill.

President Obama golfed with Bain Capital lobbyist” by Byron Tau in Politico.

Patton Boggs future up for a vote” by Tucker Echols in the Washington Business Journal.

Hawaii: “Will Lawmakers Ever Do Anything About Lobbyists?” by Patti Epler in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

Illinois: “Ex-Quinn chief of staff turns to lobbying” by The Associated Press in the Chicago Sun-Times.

New Hampshire: “Secretary of state candidate de Ramel proposes changes for lobbyists” by Randal Edgar in the Providence Journal.

Oregon: “Oregon’s House clerk out after PERS lobbying flap” in the Portland Business Journal.

Oregon: “Portland Business Alliance violates city lobbying rules by not reporting meeting, correspondence” by Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian.

Tennessee: “Lobbyists spent record amount of $650K last year, could spend more this year” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

Campaign Finance

Here’s how to put everyday citizens in charge of financing campaigns” by U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes in The Washington Post.

Rethinking Campaign Finance” op-ed by Joe Nocera in The New York Times.

There’s a Better Way to Measure Who Has Raised the Most Money” by Derek Willis in The New York Times.

Campaign-Finance Measure May Come to Vote in U.S. Senate” by Kathleen Hunter in Bloomberg.

Hearing set for proposed campaign finance change” in the Burlington Free Press.

Newest Member of Congress Joins Washington Money Circuit, Starts PAC” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Oklahoma: “Lawyers dominate judicial campaign funding” by Curtis Killman in Tulsa World.

Wisconsin: “Confusion Reigns on Campaign-Finance Law” by Steven Walters in Urban Milwaukee.


Senate Enters Electronic Age With Personal Wealth Disclosures” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Illinois: “5th anniversary of anti-corruption campaign no celebration” by Andy Shaw in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Louisiana: “State law forbidding disclosure of ethics complaints ruled invalid” by Robert Rhoden in The Times-Picayune.

West Virginia: “W.Va. Ethics Commission sets training session” by The Associated Press on WOWK TV News.


Florida: “Courtroom clash pits Democrats, Republicans in epic redistricting battle” by Mary Ellen Klas in the Miami Herald.

Government Tech and Social Media

Social government makes inroads with citizens” by Jake Williams in Fedscoop.

Agencies Often Don’t Answer Questions They Get Via Social Media, Survey Finds” by Rebecca Carroll in Nextgov.


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