Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

May 16, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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Washington Female CEOs Earn $600,000 Less Than Male Lobby Peers” by Danielle Ivory in Bloomberg Law.

Maine: “Business leaders lobby legislators at the State House” by Dan Carrigan in WCSH News Portland.

South Carolina: “SC Senate version of ethics-reform bill fails to regulate local government lobbying” by Curt Olson in

Campaign Finance

Pelosi: IRS scandal illustrates need to reverse Citizens United” by Mike Lillis in The Hill.

Hawaii: “Hawaii Monitor: Campaign Spending And Ethics Get Tech Upgrades” by Ian Lind in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

Indiana: “Indiana is a zero in study of states’ campaign finance disclosure law for outside groups” by Mary Beth Schneider in the Desert Sun.

Minnesota: “Legislature moves to raise campaign limits” by Rachel E. Stassen-Berger in the Star Tribune.

New Mexico: “New Mexico gets failing grade in campaign finance disclosure study” by Matthew Reichbach in the New Mexico Telegram.

New York: “N.Y. ethics disclosures due” by Joseph Spector in the Journal News.

New York: “Cuomo Threatens Subpoenas in Bid for Public Campaign Financing” by Freeman Klopott in Bloomberg.

Vermont: “Campaign finance reform failure means caps on donations unlikely to occur until 2016 campaign cycle” by Nat Rudarakanchana in Vermont Business Magazine.


House Ethics Committee Approves Waiver for Gifts From Member’s Partner” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s MoneyLine.

Edwards to Speak at Retreat a Year After His Trial” by The Associated Press on ABC News.

Connecticut: “A fixer’s tale of attempted bribes” by Mark Pazniokas in the Connecticut Mirror.

Missouri: “Mo. ethics panel fines ex-Sen. Wright-Jones $270K” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Missouri: “KC Council committee endorses more stringent ethics rules” by Lynn Horsley in the Kansas City Star.

Nebraska: “Email Trips Up Nebraska Attorney General, Agrees to $19,000 Penalty” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Nevada: “Whittemore trial for illegal campaign contributions questions if strings attached to money” by Scott Sonner (Associated Press) in The Republic.

New Jersey: “N.J. accuses ex-candidate from Paterson of failing to report $700,000 in campaign spending” by Anthony Campisi in the Bergen Record.

New York: “John Liu Refunds Tainted Campaign Contributions” by Jill Colvin in Politicker.

New York: “Report Finds Lawmaker Was Shielded by Leaders” by Danny Hakim in The New York Times.

Texas: “Questions of Contradiction in Ethics Bills” by Emily Ramshaw and Aman Batheja in the Texas Tribune.

State Governments

Texas: “Texas House defeats term limits referendum” by Will Weissert (Associated Press) in the Houston Chronicle.

Washington: “Wash. lawmakers look to make recall process easier” by Mike Baker (Associated Press) in the Olympian.

Government Tech and Social Media

State App Collection Published by NASCIO” in Government Technology.

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