Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

April 25, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup

blue diamondLobbying

The Shadow Lobbyist” opinion piece by Tom Edsall in The New York Times.

Georgia: “New ethics law’s Jan. 1 start creates uncertainty for lobbyists, legislators” by Aaron Gould Sheinin in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

North Carolina: “NC elections board supports investigation on sweepstakes cash” by Michael Biesecker and Mitch Weiss (Associated Press) in the News & Observer.

Campaign Finance

Donor Gets Jail Time for Illegal Contributions” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

Does Stephen Colbert’s Endorsement of His Sister Violate Election Laws?” by Megan Wiegand in Slate.

Florida: “Common Cause: campaign finance ‘reform’ bill is a ‘farce’” by Mary Ellen Klas in the Miami Herald.

Florida: “Legislators send campaign finance and ethics bills to governor” by Mary Ellen Klas in the Miami Herald.


“’Hacking’ Open Financial Disclosure Data” by Scott Detrow in KQED Public Media.

Alabama: “Former state senator Lowell Barron indicted on campaign finance, ethics charges” by Kim Chandler in Alabama Live.

Colorado: “San Francisco Considers Ethics Reforms” by Ryan Parker in the Denver Post.

Illinois: “State Sen. Trotter pleads guilty to misdemeanor” by Jason Meisner in the Chicago Tribune.

Government Tech and Social Media

Get Ready for Mobile Only” by Joseph Marks in Nextgov.


Alaska: “Redistricting Board asks Supreme Court to clarify ruling” by Richard Mauer in the Anchorage Daily News.

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