Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

June 30, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Florida: “Florida lobbyists to hold annual industry summit Sept. 3-5 in Tampa” in Saint Peters Blog.

Minnesota: “Capitol Chatter: Greater Minnesota cities’ group leads in lobbying costs” by Don Davis in the Morris Sun Tribune.

Rhode Island: “State postpones hearing into possible lobbying violations against lawyer” on WJAR NBC News.

Campaign Finance

Candidates Rush to Collect Funds by June 30th Deadline” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

California: “FPPC hands down fines for area campaign finance violations” in Los Angeles Wave News.

California: “Oakland tries to close campaign finance loophole” by Matthew Artz in the Contra Costa Times.

Delaware: “Campaign-finance bills go to governor” by Jon Offredo in The News Journal.

Maryland: “Does increased campaign spending sway odds of winning?” by Phil Davis on

Massachusetts: “Super PAC aims to end all other super PACs” by Akilah Johnson in The Boston Globe.

Ohio: “Jury deliberations to begin in Ben Suarez campaign finance case” by Phil Trexler in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Wyoming: “Wyoming group sues over campaign finance laws” on KGWN CBS News.


Rangel wrangled in potential ethics probe?” by Tim Devaney in The Hill.

Arizona: “Horne hires political backers to investigate his office” by Howard Fischer in the Arizona Daily Star.

Arkansas: “Arkansas judge fined in campaign-gifts case” by The Associated Press in The Washington Times.

California: “O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission” by Adolfo Flores in the Daily Pilot.

Florida: “Ex-partner of Ponzi schemer gets 2 ½ years” by The Associated Press in the Connecticut Post.

Virginia: “Changing laws in Virginia take effect Tuesday” by Bill Sizemore in The Virginian-Pilot.

Government Tech and Social Media

Oregon: “Oregon website breach: State officials failed to patch ‘high risk’ software problem” by Yuxing Zheng in The Oregonian.

Texas: “City Responds to Negative Tweets with Humor” by Kristi Dalton on Government Technology.

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