May 17, 2013 •
News You Can Use Digest – May 17, 2013
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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