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January 10, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup


Delaware: “Kowalko introduces ‘revolving-door’ lobbying bill” by Doug Denison in the News Journal.

Florida: “Orange Mayor Jacobs proposes major texting, lobbying reforms” in the Orlando Sentinel.

Georgia: “Ga. Senate moves toward lobbying gift cap” by Ray Henry (Associated Press) in

North Dakota:  “Lobbyists gear up for 2013 ND legislative session” by The Associated Press in InForum.

Oregon:  “Oregon Democratic legislators receive make-up donations” by Jeff Mapes in The Oregonian.

K Street Files: TCH Group, Polaris Add Lobbyists” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.

Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance Reform In Congress Moves Forward With Little Hope For Passage” in the Huffington Post.

Watchdog group criticizes Rep. Tim Ryan’s ‘campaign meals’ in congressional dining room” by Sabrina Eaton in the Plain Dealer.


Idaho: “Idaho lawmakers get ethics training, a first” by The Associated Press in the Idaho Press-Tribune.

South Carolina: “SC lawmakers push more money for Ethics Commission” by Adam Beam in The State.

Legislative Issues

Kentuckey: “Kentucky House elects first woman to leadership post” by Jack Brammer and Beth Musgrave in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Michigan: “Governor calls May special election to fill Flint-area state Senate seat vacated by John Gleason” by Kristin Longley in MLive.

Michigan:  “5 things to watch today as the Michigan Legislature starts its 2013-14 session” by Tim Martin in MLive.


Alaska redistricting board wants high court to reconsider” by The Associated Press in the Daily News-Miner.

Open Government

House Republicans Release More Data Catnip for Developers” by Nick Judd in TechPresident.

Government Tech

Technology’s Real Value for Government” by Jerry Mechling in Public CIO.

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