Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

December 8, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

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Hill, K Street: Grab a Drink, Get Your Party On” by Kate Ackley and Rebecca Gale in Roll Call.

Watchdogs brace for surprises in massive $1.014T spending bill” by Rebecca Shabad in The Hill.

Meat lobby to vegeterians: You’ll be back” by Lydia Wheeler in The Hill.

Texas: “New Texas House Rules Require the Press to Pledge Not to Lobby” by The Texas Tribune in Governing.

Washington: “New rules limit lobbyist meals for Olympia legislators” by The Associated Press in KGMI.

West Virginia: “Thursday deadline for lobbyists to register in WVa” by The Associated Press in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

Campaign Finance

Obama Fundraising Goal: $225,000-Per-Day for Presidential Library” by John McCormick in Bloomberg.

Should Judges Be Allowed to Court Campaign Donors?” by Daniel C. Vock in Governing.

Michigan: “Spending in Grand Rapids term limits election came from out of state and big local donor” by Matt Vande Bunte in

New York: “After Ethics Panel’s Shutdown, Loopholes Live On in Albany” by Thomas Kaplan, William K. Rashbaum and Susanne Craig in The New York Times.


House Lawmakers Exempt From Ethics Training in Emerging Rules Package” by Hannah Hess in Roll Call.

Arkansas: “Arkansas lawmakers to discuss new ethics rules” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Georgia: “State ethics agency faces more changes” by Christina A. Cassidy in the Gainesville Times.

Tech and Social Media

$6.9 Billion to be Spent on Civic Tech in 2015, Report Says” in Government Technology.

Hawaii: “Hawaii Adopts ‘Cloud-First’ Policy for IT Projects” by Brian Heaton in Government Technology.

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