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July 31, 2017  •  

Monday’s State Government and Ethics News

Campaign Finance

Roots, Bark and a Burger: Tennessee Sen. Bill Ketron goes to China” by Joel Ebert for The Tennessean

California: Watchdog Panel’s Support for Lifting Some Donation Limits Is Likely Boost to State Senator Facing Recall by Patrick McGreevy for Los Angeles Times

New Mexico: Rio Grande Foundation Sues Over Santa Fe Campaign Disclosure Rule by T.S. Last for Albuquerque Journal

Pennsylvania: Lawyers for Brady, Rival Rebut Claims of Illegal Campaign Payoff by Jeremy Roebuck, Chris Brennan, and Tricia Nadolny for Philadelphia Inquirer


Voter by Voter, GOP Super PAC Tries to Separate the Party from Trump” by David Weigel for Washington Post


Steve Bannon Has a Shadow Press Office. It May Violate Federal Law. By Christina Wilkie for Center for Public Integrity

Florida: “New Opa-locka Boss Says He Wasn’t a Witness in Kickback Case. Records Say Otherwise.” by Jay Weaver for Miami Herald

Florida: City Officials Could Be Reimbursed for Legal Fees in FBI Probe by Jeff Burlew for Tallahassee Democrat

Illinois: Judge Denies Windfall to Teachers Union Lobbyist Who Was Substitute for a Day by Ray Long for Chicago Tribune

New York: Firing of Official Who Says He Resisted de Blasio Is Under Review by William Neuman and William Rashbaum for New York Times

Pennsylvania: Firms to Pay $9M to Feds to Resolve LCB Payola Case by Matt Miller for

Legislative Issues

Republicans Worry That White House Disarray Is Undermining Trump by Alexander Burns and Michael Shear for New York Times


Lawmakers Push to Toughen Foreign Lobbying Rules” by Megan Wilson for The Hill

Anaheim Considers ‘Sunshine Ordinance’ and Restrictions on Lobbyists” by Thy Vo for Voice of OC

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