Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

September 25, 2014  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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Tech Firms and Lobbyists: Now Intertwined, but Not Eager to Reveal It” by Derek Willis and Claire Cain Miller in The New York Times.

New Jersey: “Archer & Greiner Lobbying Unit Eyes Future Without Mroz” by David Gialanella in the New Jersey Law Journal.

Campaign Finance

2014 Campaign Finance Dashboard” by Alan Palazzolo, Tom Nehil and Devin Henry in MinnPost.

Indiana: “Big-money donors play in quiet 2014 state election cycle” by The Associated Press in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Massachusetts: “Somerville mayor vetoes new campaign finance law” by Danielle McLean in the Somerville Journal.

New York City: “City campaign finance officials on the future of online-donation tools” by Miranda Neubauer in Capital New York.

Wisconsin: “Federal appeals court lifts injunction of Scott Walker campaign finance investigation” by Matea Gold in The Washington Post.


Hawaii: “Hawaii Ethics Commission Won’t Budge on Releasing Financial Disclosures” by Nathan Eagle in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

Indiana: “Dem asks for tougher rules after ethics conflict” by The Associated Press in the Washington Times.

Virginia: “Bolling, Boucher to serve on McAuliffe’s ethics panel” by Andrew Cain in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.


The worst campaigns of 2014” by Alex Isenstadt in Politico.

Coming soon to the workplace: Voter registration drives?” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Arkansas: “Arkansas Is Likely the Next State to Turn Red” by Alan Greenblatt in Governing.

California: “Gubernatorial Candidate Gives Out Gift Cards for Gas” by Seema Mehta in Governing.

Colorado: “Poll: Colorado turns perfect purple” by Kendall Breitman in Politico.

Florida: “Elections officials urging online voter registration” in the Miami Herald.

Political Advertising

North Carolina: “N.C. campaign ad spending tops $3.7 million” by The Associated Press in The Fayetteville Observer.

Tech and Social Media

These 7 local governments will Code for America in 2015” by Luke Fretwell in Govfresh.

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