Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

July 7, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

New Bill Relative To Lobbyists and Candidates” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Wall Street braces for gavel hand-off” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Silicon Valley pins hopes on Obama for immigration win” by Julian Hattem in The Hill.

Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure” in the Daily Beast.

California: “Who pays the most for California government lobbying in Sacramento? Government” by Ben Baeder in the Los Angeles Daily News.

New York: “Binghamton University ranks second among SUNY schools in spending on lobbying” by Steve Reilly in the Press & Sun-Bulletin.

Pennsylvania: “Interest groups’ lobbying tally tops $500M in Pennsylvania” by Melissa Daniels in the Tribune-Review.

Rhode Island: “Schilling summoned to testify on his alleged lobbying for 38 Studios” by Katherine Gregg in the Providence Journal.

Vermont: “Revolving door: Ramos shifts from senate to lobbying job” by Anne Galloway in VTDigger.

Campaign Finance

FEC Provides Reminder and Resources for Upcoming Deadline” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Hobby Lobby Ruling Fuels Amendment Push” by Eliza Newlin Carney in Roll Call.

Law prof’s super PAC reaches fundraising goal; aim is new campaign-finance system” by Debra Cassens Weiss in ABA Journal.

Arizona: “Most AZ legislative candidates decline public funds” by Becky Pallack in the Arizona Daily Star.

California: “Activists for tougher campaign finance laws arrested at Capitol” by Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times.

Connecticut: “Despite limits, money finds its way to campaigns” by Ken Dixon in Greenwich Time.

Massachusetts: “House quietly approved amendment to help state GOP” by Frank Phillips in The Boston Globe.

New Hampshire: “‘NH Rebellion’ walks for campaign finance overhaul” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Ethics Chairman Says Panel Will Reverse Decision on Travel Disclosures” by Matt Fuller in Roll Call.

California: “Support wanes in Sacramento for tough ethics reform following scandal” by Jessica Calefati in the San Jose Mercury News.


2014 Senate rankings: Map favors GOP” by James Hohmann in Politico.

State Legislatures

Where are women winning? In state legislatures.” by Aaron Blake in The Washington Post.

Government Tech and Social Media

Pennsylvania: “Philadelphia Hires New Chief Data Officer” in Government Technology.

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