Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

January 31, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup

blue diamondLobbying

Lobbyist for lobbyists steps away” by Dave Levinthal in The Center for Public Integrity.

Florida: “Wilton Manors mayor takes on lobbying ban in county ethics code” by Brittany Wallman in the Sun Sentinel.

Idaho: “Dueling petitions: Signers have some fun at lobbyist’s expense” in the Idaho Statesman.

Campaign Finance

Obama’s Flip-Flops on Money in Politics: A Brief History” by Justin Elliott (ProPublica) in the Huffington Post.

Justice to SCOTUS: Don’t allow direct corporate campaign spending” by Alison Frankel in Thomson Reuters.

Florida: “House proposes closing slush funds, raising contribution limits” by Mary Ellen Klas in the Miami Herald.

Indiana: “Some familiar names make campaign-finance violation list” by Kevin Leininger in the News-Sentinel.

Rhode Island: “RI Rep: ban lobbyist contributions during session” by The Associated Press in NECN.


Colorado: “Gessler sues ethics commission to stop investigation of his spending” by Tim Hoover in the Denver Post.

Oklahoma: “Oklahoma Ethics Commission hires general counsel” by Michael McNutt in the Oklahoman.

South Carolina: “Disgraced Former Gov. Mark Sanford Is Ready To Make Another Move” by Alan Greenblatt on NPR.

Open Government

South Dakota: “South Dakota lawmakers reject plan to record closed meetings” in the Sioux City Journal.

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