News You Can Use Digest – June 14, 2013 - State and Federal Communications

June 14, 2013  •  

News You Can Use Digest – June 14, 2013

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Business Donations to Judges’ Campaigns Often Equal Friendly Rulings

State Legislators’ Ties to Nonprofit Groups Prove Fertile Ground for Corruption


U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Suit against Lobbying Firm

From the States and Municipalities:

Colorado – Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler Wrong to Use State Funds for Trip, Ethics Commission Rules

District of Columbia – Former D.C. Council Member Brown Pleads Guilty to Bribe Charge

Florida – In Abolishing CCEs, Legislators Overlooked One Glitch

Iowa – Iowa Appeals Court Upholds Campaign Disclosure Law

Maryland – Rawlings-Blake Says She Stayed at Lobbyist’s Beach House

Montana – New Political Practices Chief Wants Robust Discourse, but ‘Maximum Disclosure’

Nebraska – Legislative Show Criticized as Tasteless, too Kind to Liberals

New Jersey – NJ Engineering Firm Birdsall Pleads Guilty in Illegal Donations Scheme, Agrees to Pay $1 Million

New York – Cuomo: Raise ethics bar

Pennsylvania – Lobbyists Would Shell Out More under Fee Hike

Wisconsin – Assembly Passes Bipartisan Elections Bill

Wisconsin – Wisconsin Journalism Group Stunned by Budget Provision

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