December 19, 2013 •
Thursday News Roundup
“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.
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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