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December 19, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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Top 10 lobbying victories of 2013” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

Rhoden: Let’s ban lawmaker lobbying” by David Montgomery in the Argus Leader.

Massachusetts: “Feds indict ex-CFO of firm tied to disgraced lobbyist” by Eric Convey in the Boston Business Journal.

Campaign Finance

Alabama: “Committee looks for way to put teeth in Alabama campaign finance law” by Kim Chandler in The Birmingham News.

Alabama: “New fines for campaign finance violations can’t be enforced by secretary of state” by Kim Chandler in The Birmingham News.

Arkansas: “Ex-legislator admits filing inaccurate campaign finance reports” by John Lyon in Arkansas News.

Arkansas: “Ethics Commission hears report on possible mishandling of funds by Darr” by John Lyon in Arkansas News.

Illinois: “Campaign accounts fund luxuries for some lawmakers” by Kim Geiger in the Chicago Tribune.

New Mexico: “New Mexico campaign spending limits overturned” by Susan Montoya Bryan (Associated Press) in the Houston Chronicle.

Wisconsin: “Campaign finance bill eases restrictions on Wisconsin lobbyists and wealthy contributors” by Jack Craver in The Capital Times.


Georgia: “Ethics agency could debate ceding control to outside group” by Greg Bluestein and Shannon McCaffrey in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


California: “State Legislature To Consider Doing Away With Special Elections” by Claire Trageser in KPBS.

State Legislative Issues

Iowa: “Lawmakers gearing up for 2014 work” by Rod Boshart in the Quad-City Times.


Florida: “Legislators destroyed documents during redistricting” by Mary Ellen Klas in the Miami Herald.

Government Tech and Social Media

Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2013 – Winners Announced” by Janet Grenslitt in Government Technology.

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