Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

April 30, 2015  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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The Solution to Lobbying is More Lobbying” by Lee Drutman for Washington Post

Massachusetts: “Baker Inaugural Committee Returning Donations That Exceeded Limit” by Sara Morrison for Boston Globe

New York: “JCOPE to Staff up as Duties Expand” by Chris Bragg for Albany Times Union

Campaign Finance

States Can Ban Elected Judges from Asking for Campaign Money, Supreme Court Says” by David Savage for Los Angeles Times

Florida: “Politicians Cash in on Colleges” by Michael Vasquez for Miami Herald

Vermont: “Shumlin to Launch Sorrell Review” by April Burbank for Burlington Free Press


Louisiana: “FBI Investigating Senate President John Alario, Sources Say” by Manuel Torres and Lee Zurik for New Orleans Times-Picayune

New York: “Assemblyman William Scarborough to Admit $40,000 Travel Voucher Scam Case” by Brendan Lyons for Albany Times Union

Texas: “Senate Strengthens and Passes Ethics Bill” by Jay Root for Texas Tribune

Legislative Issues

Florida: “Florida House Abruptly Adjourns Session Early, Saying Impasse Is Insurmountable” by Mary Ellen Klas and Steve Bousquet for Tampa Bay Times

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