Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

May 9, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup

blue diamondLobbying

Lobbyists Snag Top Staff Positions on Capitol Hill” by Lee Fang in The Nation.

Tennessee: “Tom Ingram faces possible fine for failing to register as lobbyist” by Tom Humphrey in the Knoxville News.

Texas: “Lobbyist transparency bill sent to Perry” by The Associated Press in the Houston Chronicle.

Campaign Finance

FEC commissioners speak: “Hard truths of campaign finance” opinion piece by Donald F. McGahn, Caroline Hunter and Matthew Petersen in Politico.

Why Big Money Still Won in 2012” by Jonathan Backer in the Huffington Post.

Alabama: “Bill before House today repeal state limit on corporate campaign contributions; Lawmaker says it’s a ‘pretend’ cap” by Kim Chandler in the Birmingham News.

New Jersey:  “Lawmakers Get Cold Feet About Campaign Finance” by Hank Kalet in NJ Spotlight.

New York: “Carlucci, other senators study plans for campaign finance reform” by Laura Incalcaterra in the Journal News.


New York: “Ex-lawmaker to be sentenced in NYC in fraud case” by The Associated Press in the Arizona Daily Star.

Political Advertising

House Backs Updating Rules on Political Ad Disclosures” by Becca Aaronson in the Texas Tribune.

Government Tech and Social Media

Ohio City Deploys 2-in-1 Email and Social Media Archiving” by Sarah Rich in Government Technology.


Most Top Contractors Increased Business With Federal Government in 2012” by Eric Katz in Government Executive.

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