June 14, 2013 •
News You Can Use Digest – June 14, 2013
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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