Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

May 30, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup

blue diamondLobbying

Washington: “Olympia lobbyists pamper lawmakers with free meals” by Mike Baker (Associated Press) in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Campaign Finance

How The IRS Scandal Could Help Drain The Dark Money Out Of Politics” by Steve Almond in Cognoscenti in WBUR/NPR News.

John Thune Doesn’t Like Super PACs” by Meredith Shiner in Roll Call.

Florida: “Critics fret over doubling of campaign-cash cap” by David Damron in Orlando Sentinel.

New York: “Hundreds rally for stalled public campaign finance bill” by Karen DeWitt in North Country Public Radio.


Iowa: “Trial date set in Iowa court case against Michele Bachmann” by Jeff Ekhoff in the Des Moines Register.

Nevada: “Harvey Whittemore, former Nevada powerbroker, guilty in contribution case” by The Associated Press in Politico.

From the States

Popular Governors, and Prospects for 2016” by Micah Cohen in The New York Times.

Texas: “Senate holds first hearing on redistricting” by Chris Tomlinson in the Houston Chronicle.

Open Government

Pennsylvania: “PAC records request angers more than 1,000 state employees” by The Associated Press in the Patriot News.

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