News You Can Use Digest – May 17, 2013 - State and Federal Communications

May 17, 2013  •  

News You Can Use Digest – May 17, 2013

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Lax State Rules Provide Cover for Sponsors of Attack Ads


IG Report: ‘Inappropriate criteria’ stalled IRS approvals of conservative groups

SEC Pressed to Abandon Corporate Political Spending Disclosures Petition

From the States and Municipalities:

Alabama – GOP Considers Campaign Changes While Raising Money

Alabama – The Alabama Democratic Party: “We’re broke, broke, broke”

California – Cap on Political Party Contributions Moves Forward

Hawaii – Campaign Spending and Ethics Get Tech Upgrades

Missouri – Missouri Ethics Panel Fines Ex-Sen. Wright-Jones $270,000

New Jersey – Pay-to-Play Rollback Will Get One More Volley in Bergen, Pitting County Executive vs. Freeholders

New York – Ethics Panel Criticizes Assembly’s Response to Allegations against Lopez

Tennessee – Ethics Commission to Hold Hearing on Ingram Group ‘Oversight’

Tennessee – Lobbying Still Thriving Business in Nashville

Texas – House Sends Donor Disclosure Bill to Gov. Perry

Vermont – Campaign Finance Reform Failure Means Caps on Donations Unlikely to Occur until 2016 Campaign Cycle

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