Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

May 2, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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California: “California lobbying firms make $40.1M in first quarter” by Kathy Robertson in the Sacramento Business Journal.

Illinois: “Evaluating Municipal Lobbying Data: Chicago” by Alisha Green in the Sunlight Foundation blog.

Campaign Finance

Billionaire’s son pushes for campaign-finance overhaul” by Brian Tumulty in USA Today.

Arizona: “Horne campaign finance case puts contribution limits at risk” by Howard Fischer in the Arizona Daily Sun.

Florida: “Ramba: Campaign-finance reform will just shuffle paper work” by Aaron Deslatte in the Orlando Sentinel.


Missouri: “Senate bill would limit campaign contributions” by Jonathan Shorman in the News-Leader.

New York: “WATCH LIVE: Senate IDC hosts hearing on campaign-finance reform” by Jon Campbell in Politics on the Hudson.


Connecticut: “Malloy’s trip on People Magazine’s dime raises questions” by Ken Dixon in the Connecticut Post.

North Carolina: “NC elections board gets new chair, exec director” in the Daily Dispatch.

New York: “Director leaving high-profile NY ethics commission” on CBS Albany News.

Pennsylvania: “Gov. Corbett discloses gifts, free travel for 2012” by The Associated Press in the Patriot-News.

Pennsylvania: “9 members of Congress from Pa. cited in nepotism report” by Melissa Daniels in The Reporter.

From the State Legislatures

Elections—and Rules—Have Consequences” by Karen Shanton in NCSL’s The Thicket.

Indiana: “Indiana Governor Mike Pence doesn’t rule out vetoes of legislative bills” in the Courier-Journal.

Louisiana: “House committee shoots down effort at term limits for statewide elected officials” by Jeff Adelson in the Times-Picayune.

Government Tech and Social Media

YouTube goes to Washington” by Seth Rosenblatt in CNET News.

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