Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

January 2, 2014  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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Lobbying Follows Political Activity Into Dark Money” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

K Street Review: Some Trends In the World of Lobbying For 2013” by Tess Venden Dolder in Streetwise’s InTheCapital.

Influential Boeing lobbyist Coffey dies at 86” by The Associated Press in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Campaign Finance

California: “Former California lawmaker pays state fine, closes committee” in The Sacramento Bee.

Delaware: “Investigation into campaign finance abuse in Delaware may not lead to new laws” by Sean Carlson in WDDE News.

Maine: “Cutler says he wonʹt take PAC money for 2014 race, will run ʹunboughtʹ” by Christopher Cousins in the Bangor Daily News.

Massachusetts: “Coakley moves to fix lingering campaign finance problems” by Frank Phillips in the Boston Globe.

Michigan: “Critics knock Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for reversal on ʹissue adʹ donor transparency” by Jonathan Oosting in Michigan Live.

Missouri: “Well known political contributor makes large year-end donation” by The Associated Press in KRCG News.

New York: “NYC commissioner of investigation to head Campaign Finance Board” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

North Carolina: “New N.C. campaign finance laws raise limits, soften disclosure” in the News & Record.

Wisconsin: “Campaign finance bill stalls in Senate” by Bob Hague in the Wisconsin Radio Network.


Arkansas: “Arkansas Ethics Commission proposes fines, letters of warning and caution to ex-lawmaker” by The Associated Press in The Tribune.

Arkansas governor asks lieutenant governor to quit over ethics case” by Chuck Bartels (Associated Press) in the Deseret News.

Lieutenant governor refuses call to resign over ethics flap” in The Columbus Dispatch.

Georgia: “Georgia ethics commission corrects mistake” by Mark Rice in the Ledger-Enquirer.

South Carolina: “State, legislative ethics panels owed money; House committee may pursue fines in court” by Seanna Adcox (Associated Press) in The Republic.

West Virginia: “Beckley mayor leaving office after ethics probe” by Jennifer Smith in the West Virginia Metro News.

In the Legislatures

The Top 10 Legislative Issues to Watch in 2014” by Chris Kardish, J.B. Wogan, Mike Maciag, Liz Farmer, and Ryan Holeywell in Governing.

12 State Legislators to Watch in 2014” by Louis Jacobson in Governing.


GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season” by S.V. Dáte on NPR.

Alaska: “Handful of new Alaska laws take effect in new year” by Becky Bohrer in the Anchorage Daily News.

Massachusetts: “Dates set for 2 Mass. House elections” by The Associated Press in The Boston Herald.

Government Tech and Social Media

Congress wishes Twitter a happy New Year” by Tal Kopan in Politico.

The Top 5 Government Tech Stories of 2013” by Joseph Marks in NextGov.

Coming in 2014: Facebook Across Government” by Joseph Marks in NextGov.

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