Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

November 17, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Report: Energy contractor and former lawmaker lobbied officials for no-bid contract worth $2.4 billion per year” by Josh Hicks for Washington Post

Arizona: “Ducey Seeking Donations to Gubernatorial Transition Effort” by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services) for Arizona Daily Star

California: “California Legislators Flying to Maui to Meet with Special Interests” by Patrick McGreevy for Los Angeles Times

Campaign Finance

Hate Political Ads? Skip Morning Shows” by Dave Levinthal for Center for Public Integrity

Massachusetts: “Election Was Awash in Cash, but Effect is Unclear” by David Scharfenberg for Boston Globe

San Diego, CA: “Fines Levied for Illegal Donations” by David Garrick for San Diego Union-Tribune


Arkansas: “Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe to Pardon Son on Drug Charge” by Sam Levine for Huffington Post

Hawaii: “Court: State must release financial disclosures for boards” by Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat

North Carolina: “Ex-Duke Energy Lawyer Now Advising NC Regulators” by Michael Biesecker and Mitch Weiss (Associated Press) for Raleigh News and Observer

Ohio: “Canton Financial Advisor Sentenced to 45 Months in Ohio Treasurer’s Office Kickback Scheme” by Theodore Decker and Kathy Lynn Gray for Columbus Dispatch

Pennsylvania: “Ex-Official Pleads Guilty in Turnpike Scandal” by Angela Couloumbis for Philadelphia Inquirer

Washington: “Lt. Governor Defends Work Ethic, Outside Business” by Susannah Frame for KING

West Virginia: “Ethics Commission Hires Stepto as Director” by Phil Kabler for Charleston Gazette


Idaho: “Court Says State Broke Law with Broadband Contract Law” by Nathan Brown for Twin Falls Times-News


Spurred by Midterm Losses, Liberal and Moderate Democrats Square off Over Strategy” by Jonathan Martin for New York Times


Alabama: “Justices Hear Black Lawmakers’ Challenge to Alabama Redistricting” by Adam Liptak for New York Times

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