Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

September 22, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Connecticut: “Ethics Commission selects 10 lobbyists for audit” in Hartford Business.

Georgia: “New Ga. lobbying rules allow for summer travel” by The Associated Press in the Washington Times.

Illinois: “Rauner proposes cooling-off period before lobbying” by Kurt Erickson in the Herald & Review.

Rhode Island: “Violation found in 38 Studios lobbying case” by The Associated Press in the Boston Herald.

Rhode Island: “Groups challenge proposed changes for those lobbying Providence City Council” by John Hill in the Providence Journal.

Texas: “Todd Staples named president of Texas oil and gas lobbying group” by Nicholas Sakelaris in the Dallas Business Journal.

Minnesota: “Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress” on

Campaign Finance

Exclusive: Lois Lerner breaks silence” by Rachael Bade in Politico.

Campaign finance disclosures show billionaires opening their wallets” by Philip Elliott (Associated Press) in The Register-Guard.

What’s Next for Campaign Finance Reform?” by Meredith McGehee (Campaign Legal Center) in The Huffington Post.

California (San Diego): “Crackdown coming on campaign cash?” by David Garrick in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Connecticut: “Rowland, Ex-Connecticut Governor, Is Convicted in Campaign Finance Case” by Alison Leigh Cowan in The New York Times.

Massachusetts: “Candidates for governor target supporters for cash” by The Associated Press in the Boston Herald.

New York City: “Campaign Finance Board wants earlier payments to candidates” by Sally Goldenberg in Capital New York.


Georgia: “Georgia legislators hit the beach: Lobbying limits exempt pricey travel, conventions on Georgia, Florida coasts for state lawmakers” by James Salzer in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hawaii: “Hawaii Ethics Commission Urged to Release Board Members’ Financial Disclosures” by Nathan Eagle in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

Kentucky: “Kentucky Election Finance Leader Retiring” by Phillip M. Bailey on WFPL News.

North Carolina: “Assessing The State Ethics Commission” by Will Michaels and Frank Stasio in WUNC North Carolina Public Radio.


Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of September 15 (Video)” by JM Rieger in Roll Call.

State Legislatures

Virginia: “Va. legislators approve budget deal, reject Medicaid expansion” by Laura Vozzella and Rachel Weiner in The Washington Post.

West Virginia: “Parole law retroactivity contentious” by Andrea Lannom in the Charleston Daily Mail.

Political Advertising

The Best TV Shows for Political Advertisements” by Abby Livingston in Roll Call.

Colorado: “Negative campaign ads dominate Colorado Senate race” by Katie Kuntz in The Gazette.

Minnesota: “Minnesota is the state of political hockey ads” by Bob Collins on Minnesota Public Radio.

Tech and Social Media

Play of the Day: How to Use Twitter if You’re a Politician (Jimmy Fallon)” by Reena Flores in Government Executive.

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