News You Can Use Digest – May 10, 2013 - State and Federal Communications

May 10, 2013  •  

News You Can Use Digest – May 10, 2013

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States Try to Tackle ‘Secret Money’ in Politics


Campaign Contribution Limits Broken Repeatedly In 2012 Election with No FEC Oversight

From the States and Municipalities:

Alabama – Campaign Finance Law Revisions Pass House; Headed Back to Senate

Georgia – Gov. Deal Signs Law capping Georgia Lobbyist Spending at $75 a Go

Hawaii – How One Lawmaker Blocks Hawaii’s Ethics Reforms Year after Year

Kansas – Seventy-Four Percent of Lobbyist Spending on Kansas Lawmakers Unaccounted For

New Jersey – Judge Approves $728,300 in Bonuses for Employees of Engineering Firm Accused of Campaign Finance Violations

New York – Senator in Corruption Case Spoke of Silencing Witnesses, Prosecutors Say

North Carolina – Private Conservative Group ALEC Carries Sway in Legislature

Pennsylvania – Orie Melvin Must Write Apology Letters to Pennsylvania Judges on Photos of Herself

South Carolina – South Carolina Sends Mark Sanford Back to House

Tennessee – Tom Ingram Faces Heat over Lobbying Pay

Texas – Lobby Disclosure of Consulting Ties Passes the Senate

Vermont – House OKs Cap on Donations to Super PACs

Washington – Lobbyists Spend Big Bucks on Dinners, Other Tabs for Lawmakers

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