Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

September 8, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Nonprofit puts Federal Lobbying Database on the Internet for everybody” by Mark Tapscott in the Washington Examiner.

David Plouffe joins Uber as lobbyist” by Thomas Lifson in American Thinker.

Saab registers lobbyist to work on drone policy” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Delaware: “Lawmakers must wait to lobby under new law” by Jonathan Starkey in The News Journal.

Florida: “Was Miami-Dade lobbyist a ‘patriot’ or ‘snitch’ in FBI sting of local politicians?” by Jay Weaver in the Miami Herald.

New York: “Just don’t call these consultants lobbyists” by Chris Bragg in Crain’s New York.

Pennsylvania: “Lawyer wants to stop convicted Pa. lawmakers from lobbying” by Brad Bumsted in the Tribune-Review.

Campaign Finance

GOP mulls campaign finance debate” by Burgess Everett in Politico.

District of Columbia: “Former Gray Campaign Driver Pleads Guilty to Role in ‘Uncle Earl’ Conspiracy” by Hannah Hess in Roll Call.

Louisiana: “Campaign finance money starts rolling in” by Vickie Welborn in The Shreveport Times.

Michigan: “Money talks in the shadows: How lawmakers, lobbyists quietly bypass state’s murky political spending rules” by Chris Gautz in Crain’s Detroit.

Montana: “Nonprofit wants Montana campaign finance laws ruled unconstitutional” by Matt Volz (Associated Press) in The Missoulian.


Sunlight Foundation picks new chief” by Daniel Lippman in Politico.

Florida: “Commission vote on ethics sparked ballot initiative” by Jeff Burlew in the Tallahassee Democrat.

Georgia: “Ga. ethics agency chief placed on administrative leave with pay after being fined by judge” by Christina Cassidy (Associated Press) in The Republic.

New York: “For New York Legislators, Indictments Are No Obstacle to Seeking Re-election” by Matt Flegenheimer in The New York Times.

West Virginia: “Ethics commission searches for permanent leader” by Dave Boucher in the Logan Banner.

West Virginia: “West Virginia ethics panel requests more funding as complaints nearly quadruple over 3 years” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

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