Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

December 1, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

Turkey with a side of lobbying” by Chase Purdy and Helena Bottemiller Evich in Politico.

Celebrity chefs cook up lobbying agenda” by Helena Bottemiller Evich in Politico.

15 places in DC where lobbyists talk turkey” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Russian Firms Hire Lobbyists to Fight Senate Sanctions” by Philip Shishkin in The Wall Street Journal.

Canada: “Lobbyists zone in on zoning” by Jon Willing in the Ottawa Sun.

Florida: “Former attorney general’s contact with Pam Bondi’s office raises questions” by Michael Van Sickler in the Miami Herald.

New Jersey: “See how much those behind N.J.’s Thanksgiving fixings spend in D.C.” on

Rhode Island: “Sanctions sought over Mollis’ role in 38 Studios hearings” by Jennifer Bogdan in the Providence Journal.

Campaign Finance

Groups funded by secret donors buffeted two dozen House races in 2014” by Matea Gold in the Washington Post.

The sons (and daughters) of donors also rise” by Kenneth P. Vogel in Politico.

Alaska: “Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena” by The Associated Press in the Statesmen Journal.

Illinois: “With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash” by Bill Ruthhart in the Chicago Tribune.

Maryland: “New Maryland rules would curb some uses of campaign funds” by Michael Dresser in the Baltimore Sun.

New York: “House ethics panel defers campaign finance investigation of New York Rep. Grimm” by The Associated Press in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Utah: “Will Utah Lawmakers Ever Pass Campaign Finance Reform? (Video)” by Bryan Schott in Utah Policy.

Wyoming: “Out-of-state PACs will continue to file paperwork” by Laura Hancock in the Star-Tribune.


Massachusetts: “Gov. Deval Patrick Appoints Danvers Selectman to the State Ethics Commission” by Linda Bock in the Danvers Patch.


Wyoming: “Wyoming tied for third-lowest percent of contested races for state legislature” by Laura Hancock in the Star-Tribune.

Tech and Social Media

Future of Facebook: Will You Use It in the Office?” by Andrej Sokolow in Government Technology.

Canada: “Canada, welcome to Twitter, eh” by Lori Grisham on USA Today.

Virginia: “City of Williamsburg Honored for Technology Use” by Ian Brickey in the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily.

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