Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

October 24, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup

blue diamond smLobbying

Lobbyists shift strategy amid gridlocked Congress” by Catherine Ho in The Washington Post.

GOP hardliners reach out to K Street” by Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman in Politico.

Primary challenges would require shift from Chamber of Commerce” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

Grocery Manufacturers Assn. Discloses Federal and Washington State Lobbying” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

Lobbying Heats Up Before Farm Talks” by Ron Nixon in The New York Times.

Campaign Finance

Political influence by county: A new way to look at campaign finance data” by Ryan Sibley and Bob Lannon and Ben Chartoff in the Sunlight Foundation Blog.

California: “California’s political watchdog settles with shadowy Arizona group criticized for not disclosing donors” by Jessica Calefati in the San Jose Mercury-News.

California: “Political watchdog to levy $1-million fine on out-of-state groups” by Chris Megerian and Anthony York in the Los Angeles Times.

Connecticut: “Reporters grill Malloy on fundraisers” by Ken Dixon in the Connecticut Post.

District of Columbia: “McDuffie’s Campaign Finance Reform Bill Isn’t Strong Enough, Says Wells” by Matt Cohen in

New York: “Ex-Liu campaign treasurer appeals conviction in NY” by Larry Neumeister in the Post-Star.

Wisconsin: “Wisconsin lawmakers rake in special interest money” by Donovan Slack in the Fond du Lac Reporter.


Iowa: “Three words make big difference in Iowa legislative ethics rules” by James Q. Lynch in the Sioux City Journal.

State Legislatures

Montana lawmaker term limits: “Montana lawmakers seek to strengthen Legislature” by The Associated Press in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Tech and Social Media Enables Elected Leaders To Respond To Petitions” by Sarah Lai Stirland in TechPresident.

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