Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

June 2, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

The new landscape of lobbying” by Catherine Ho in The Washington Post.

Lobbyists group backs disclosure reforms” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Campaign Finance

Reid, McConnell to Testify at Campaign Finance First Amendment Hearing” by Niels Lesniewski in Roll Call.

‘Colbert Report’ Taught Viewers More About Super PACs Than Cable News” by Tierney Sneed in U.S. News & World Report.

Ethics Commission hits anti-gay marriage group with record fine, orders disclosure of donors from ’09 campaign” by Mario Moretto in Bangor Daily News.

Alabama: “Ads don’t violate campaign finance law, Foundation says” by Brian Lyman in the Montgomery Advertiser.

Massachusetts: “Shadowy Super PACs are skirting laws and tilting Massachusetts gubernatorial contest” by Hillary Chabot and Joe Battenfeld in the Boston Herald.

New York: “Without public campaign finance, Senate coalition a ʹfailure,ʹ Cuomo says” by Jon Campbell in The Journal News.

New York: “Cuomo gives campaign financing ultimatum to Senate” by David Klepper (Associated Press) in Newsday.


Former Member of Congress Cashes In on Connections” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Hawaii: “Hawaii Monitor: Legislative Silence Shouldn’t Trump Ethics Oversight” by Ian Lind in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

New Jersey: “Christie staffers get hefty pay increases as other areas face cuts” by Melissa Hayes in The Record.

Rhode Island: “Senate panel to vote on new ethics measure” by The Associated Press in the Washington Times.

Rhode Island: “Mattiello ‘receptive’ to new Senate ethics bill” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Red, Blue States Find Some Common Ground on Elections Reform” by Jake Grovum in Stateline.

Government Tech and Social Media

Can software replace Congress?” in Government Technology.

Oregon: “Portland hackers tackle campaign finance, garbage data to make civic apps” by Malia Spencer in the Portland Business Journal.

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