Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

June 9, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Patton Boggs loses five more to rival Akin Gump” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

ALEC Goes Local” by Alan Greenblatt in Governing.

Illinois: “Andy Shaw: Lobbying by ex-U.S. rep doesn’t violate law, just our trust” by Andy Shaw in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Campaign Finance

Four Years Later, FEC May Finally Update Its Books With Citizens United Ruling” by Shane Golmacher in National Journal.

McAllister says he expected contribution for vote” by Alexandra Jaffe in The Hill.

Donor Admits Giving $150K to Straw Donors for U.S. Senate Candidates” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Rep. Rob Andrews Gets Off Scot Free” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Alaska: “Outside Money Floods Alaska in Senate Race” by Jeremy W. Peters in The New York Times.

Alaska: “Big spenders buy up Alaska air time” by Matt Buxton in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Massachusetts: “Outside money pours into gov’s race” by Christian M. Wade in The Salem News.

Mississippi: “At $40 per vote, Mississippi race reflects no-limits politics” by Hembree Brandon in the Farm Press Blog.


Hawaii: “Hawaii Ethics Commission Drafts Guide for Legislative Allowances” by Chad Blair in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

Rhode Island: “Edward Fitzpatrick: For some, ‘de novo’ makes ethics bill a no-go” by Edward Fitzpatrick in the Providence Journal.


6 cities bid for Democratic National Convention in 2016” by James Hohmann in Politico.

From the State Legislatures

Colorado: “Governor’s office drafts bill on drilling issue that could trigger special legislative session” by Megan Schrader in The Gazette.

New York: “As NY Legislative Session Winds Down, Minimum Wage, Medical Marijuana Among Unresolved Issues” by The Associated Press in CBS New York.

Government Tech and Social Media

Local lawyers develop an app that makes it easier to lobby a cause” by Steve Tarter in the Journal Star.

#Whoa: CIA Launches Twitter, Facebook Accounts” by Frank Konkel in Nextgov.

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