Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

August 25, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Lobbying disclosures leave public in the dark” by Marcelo Rochabrun and Dave Levinthal in The Center for Public Integrity.

Microsoft Leaves Lobbying Group ALEC Amid Split Over Renewables” by Ari Natter in Bloomberg.

Wisconsin’s Walker confronted with damaging new details” by Catherine Ho in The Washington Post.

Canada: “Toronto lobbyist Jamie Besner broke the rules, registrar finds” by Paul Moloney in the Toronto Star.

Indiana: “Heuer resigns seat for lobbying post” by Vivian Sade in The Journal Gazette.

Iowa:  “Lobbying by payday lenders” by Lauren Mills in the Des Moines Register.

New York: “Online course rule for lobbyists nears” by Rick Karlin in the Times Union.

Campaign Finance

Ethics group asks FEC for dark money disclosure” by Nat Stein in the Colorado Independent.

Bitcoin lobby launches spending PAC” by Julian Hattem in The Hill.

Alaska: “Group wants Alaska U.S. Senate candidates to sign campaign finance pledge” by Casey Grove in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

California: “CalPERS board member likely facing stiffer fine from FPPC” by Dale Kasler in The Sacramento Bee.

Florida: “David Rivera named co-conspirator as friend pleads guilty in campaign-finance case” by Marc Caputo, Jay Weaver and Patricia Mazzei in the Miami Herald.

U.S. House incumbents rolling in cash” by Jessica Wehrman in the Columbus Dispatch.

Texas: “Ethics Commission takes aim at Texas dark money” by David Saleh Rauf in the Houston Chronicle.

Virginia: “The Virginia bait and switch” by Brad Smith in The Hill.

Wisconsin: “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sought help from top GOP donors for allied group” by Matea Gold in The Washington Post.


Georgia: “Report: Costs to the state for lawsuit against Ga. ethics commission continue to grow” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

Rhode Island: “Ethics Commission to probe lawmaker’s beach bid” by The Associated Press in The Washington Times.

State Legislatures

California: “California Legislature Rushes to Complete Bills Before the Session Ends” by Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason in Governing.


Florida: “Judge Lets Florida Use Unconstitutional Congressional Map Until 2016” by Mary Ellen Klas in Governing.

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