Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

July 28, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

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Bombshell: Ethics office alleges illegal lobbying” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Lobbying business in state of upheaval” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Wall Street spending $1.5M a day on lobbying, campaigns” by Benjamin Goad in The Hill.

D.C. lobbying firms see revenue lift in first half of 2014” by Tucker Echols in Washington Business Journal.

How Facebook Became One of the Biggest Power Players on K Street” by Tess VandenDolder in InTheCapital.

U.S. lawmakers got cash from Alberta’s Keystone lobbyists” by Laurent Bastien Corbeil and Les Whittington in The Star.

Campaign Finance

Outside Money Drives a Deluge of Political Ads” by Ashley Parker in The New York Times.

Alaska: “Marijuana legalization backers file campaign finance complaint against opposition group” by Laurel Andrews in the Alaska Dispatch News.

Arizona: “Scottsdale ruling: No campaign violation in mailers” by Beth Duckett in The Republic.

Maine: “Senate president’s PAC faces campaign finance fine” by The Associated Press in the Washington Times.

Massachusetts: “Officials appear to misuse Mass. campaign funds” by David Scharfenberg in The Boston Globe.

Nevada: “Former Nevada lobbyist fights order to report to federal prison amid campaign finance appeal” by The Associated Press in the Daily Journal.

West Virginia: “Election, ethics laws put agencies at odds” in the Charleston Daily Mail.


Hawaii: “Disclosures won’t begin until 2015, ethics panel says” by The Associated Press in The Maui News.

Virginia: “Virginia Ex-Governor’s Defense to Rest on State Ethics” by Andrew Zajac and Peter Galuszka in Bloomberg.

Government Tech and Social Media

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it ʹThickʹ” by Micah L. Sifry in TechPresident.

New York: “NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.

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