Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

September 15, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Lobbying on the ‘Internet of Things’” by Catherine Ho in The Washington Post.

Rhode Island: “R.I. Still Awaiting Decision on Alleged 38 Studios Lobbying Violations” by Adam Vaccaro in the Boston Globe.

Campaign Finance

Judge mulls SEC limits on political donations” by Josh Gerstein in Politico.

Begich votes for campaign finance measure” by The Associated Press in the Juneau Empire.

The Future of Campaign Finance Reform May Rest With Silicon Valley” by Jamie Lovegrove in National Journal.

Campaign-finance amendment not a voter passion” by James R. Carroll in The Courier-Journal.

Maryland: “Md. campaign finance complaints stack up as Election Day nears” by Lejla Sarcevic in The Star Democrat.

Maryland: “Political Donors Spend Big In Loophole’s Last Days” by Christopher Connelly in WYPR.

Massachusetts: “Casino cash floods campaign spending” by Gerry Tuoti on WCVB.


Landrieu pays back nearly $34K for charter flights” by Deborah Barfield Berry in USA Today.

Georgia: “Help wanted: Ethics commission needs a new chief” by Chris Joyner in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Georgia: “Monday ethics hearing canceled; Court of Appeals next step” by Aaron Gould Sheinin in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

New York: “Money in New York Politics: Despite Federal Indictments, State Senators Win Primaries” by Eric Petry in the Brennan Center for Justice Blog.

South Carolina: “Mayor’s Florida trip could add fuel to SC ethics reform” by Clif LeBlanc in The State.

Texas: “Campaigns, consultants disregard Ethics Commission resolution” by David Saleh Rauf in the San Antonio Express-News.


50 days left until midterms, and Republicans keeping troops in line” by Scott Wong in The Hill.

Mississippi: “After close Senate race, Mississippi considers elections changes” by Reid Wilson in The Washington Post.

North Dakota is the Best State in America” by Reid Wilson in The Washington Post.

Ohio: “Federal judge strikes down Ohio’s campaign statements law” by Kurtis Lee in the Los Angeles Times.

Legislative Sessions

Missouri: “The Missouri legislature’s veto session hands the state’s governor an historic defeat” in South County Mail.

Pennsylvania: “12 days left in session, and legislators are checking their lists” by Karen Shuey in Lancaster Online.

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