Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

September 10, 2015  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O. Lobbying War, Emails Show” by Eric Lipton for New York Times

Akin Gump, Nation’s Largest Lobbying Firm, to Launch New Cuba Practice” by Catherine Ho for Washington Post

Data Scientists Create a Tool That Tracks the Influence of Lobbying Groups on Legislation” by Karis Hustad for Chicago Inno

Hawaii: “Lawsuit Exposes Blind Spot in Hawaii Lobbyist Law” by Ian Lind for Honolulu Civil Beat

Campaign Finance

Why Rich Political Donors Are Wasting a Lot of Money” by Rick Newman for Yahoo Finance

Hillary Clinton Announces Campaign Finance Overhaul Plan” by Amy Chozick and Nicholas Confessore for New York Times

Arizona: “Arizona Utility Regulators Seek Legal Advice on Dark Money” by Ryan Randazzo for Arizona Republic

Maryland: “Md. Strengthens Disclosure of Political Activity by Contractors” by John Fritze for Baltimore Sun


Missouri: “When It Comes to Behavior, Legislators Aren’t Expected to Change When They Return to Jeff City” by Jo Mannies and Marshall Griffin for St. Louis Public Radio

New Jersey: “United C.E.O. Is Out Amid Inquiry at Port Authority” by Kate Zernike and Jad Mouawad for New York Times

New Mexico: “As New Mexico Scandals Grow, Democrats Hope to Tarnish Governor” by Fernanda Santos for New York Times

Oregon: “New John Kitzhaber Emails Show Deeper Cylvia Hayes Influence” by Laura Gunderson for Portland Oregonian

Pennsylvania: “Pennsylvania Welfare Employees Targeted in Crackdown” by Kari Andren for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Washington: “Most States Ban Lawmakers from Holding Two Offices, but Not Washington” by Melissa Santos (Tacoma News Tribune) for The Olympian


Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign” by Nicholas Confessore for New York Times

Serpico, Seeking Seat on Town Board, Sees Corruption and Pledges to Fight It” by Corey Kilgannon for New York Times


Obama Orders Federal Contractors to Provide Workers Paid Sick Leave” by Peter Baker for New York Times

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