Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

August 4, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

The lobbying industry is back! But don’t expect more action on Capitol Hill” by Philip Bump in The Washington Post.

Ex-congressional staffers cashing in as D.C. lobbyists” by Kimberly Atkins in the Boston Herald.

California: “Top California lobbying firms bring in big dollars in 2014” by Laurel Rosenhall in The Sacramento Bee.

Florida: “Former Miami-Dade deputy mayor joins lobbying firm that represented David Beckham” by Patricia Mazzei in the Miami Herald.

Utah: “Utah lobbyists required to wear badges at Capitol” by Michelle Price in The Spectrum.

Campaign Finance

Poll: Support for Campaign Finance Reform Strong in Key Senate Races” by Denver Nicks in TIME.

The FEC Deadlocks (Again) on Dark Money” by Daniel I. Weiner in the Brennan Center for Justice Blog.

Harry Reid sets up vote on campaign finance reform” by Sean Lengell in the Washington Examiner.

Exclusive: Powerhouse GOP group snared in money scheme” by Alexander Burns in Politico.

California: “Calif. appeals court says Citizens United measure should stay on ballot” by Christopher Cadelago in The Sacramento Bee.

California: “Probe Of Illegal Campaign Contributions To San Diego Politicians Taking Shape” by Amita Sharma in KPBS.

Iowa: “Campaign finance reformers test strategy in Iowa race” by James Q. Lynch in the Sioux City Journal.

Massachusetts: “House passes landmark campaign finance bill” in the Wicked Local Norfolk.

Massachusetts: “State campaign money: Use it or lose it” editorial in The Boston Globe.

Mississippi: “Miss. appeals federal judge’s block of small-group political spending laws; hearing Sept. 3” by Jack Elliott, Jr. (Associated Press) in The Republic.

Rhode Island: “Rhode Island Ethics Commission filings provide insights into finances of candidates for governor” by Jennifer Bogdan in the Providence Journal.

Wisconsin: “Another blow to campaign finance disclosure in Wisconsin?” by Jack Craver in The Capital Times.


Indiana: “Officials say no state computer use for politics” by The Associated Press in The State.


Florida: “Florida Legislature to meet Thursday to pass new map” by Gary Fineout in the Florida Times-Union.


Five things to know as Congress takes a five-week summer recess” by Alexander Bolton in The Hill.

Reid: Senate will work weekends in September” by Ramsey Cox in The Hill.

Government Tech and Social Media

Beyond @Congressedits, Capitol Hill Looks for Entry to Wikipedia” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.

States Introducing Virtual Currency Regulations” by Brian Heaton in Government Technology.

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