News You Can Use Digest – December 12, 2011 - State and Federal Communications

December 12, 2011  •  

News You Can Use Digest – December 12, 2011

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Gingrich, Romney Campaigns Count on Lobbyists to Pay the Bills

Occupy D.C. Protesters Shut Down K Street

Stephen Colbert Gets Love at FEC

From the States and Municipalities:


Alabama Ethics Law Limits What Students Can Give Teachers; Homemade Cookies OK, Hams Not Allowed


California Ethics Agency Relaxes Rules on Gifts to Politicians


Watchdog Agency Fines Former Pinole Councilman $111,500 for Ethics Violations

District of Columbia

D.C. Council Tentatively Approves Ethics Reform Bill


Fines Levied on Georgia Politicians Reported Reduced Because of Notification Costs


Blagojevich Hit with 14-Year Prison Sentence


Jack Johnson, Former Prince George’s Executive, Sentenced to Seven Years in Corruption


Rule Would Allow Campaign Donations by Text Message


Minnesota Ads Discussing Gay Marriage Approved For Less Financing Disclosure


Missouri Politicians Enjoyed World Series Thanks to Lobbyists


Vermont Court Imposes $10,000 Penalty in Campaign Finance Suit


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