Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

October 9, 2014  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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Leaner lobbying” by Tory Newmyer and Scott DeCarlo in Fortune.

These 3 Corporations Have Spent the Most on Lobbying Since Obama Took Office” by Tess VendenDolder in InTheCapital.

Missouri: “Lobbyists give different stories to Missouri Ethics Commission” by The Associated Press in KBIA.

Ohio: “Large Ohio manufacturing employers form lobbying group” by Dan Gearino and Jim Siegel in The Columbus Dispatch.

Campaign Finance

Dark money still a bit player” by Luke Wachob in The Hill.

Political parties seek extra donor dollars after cancellation of federal money for political conventions” by Sabrina Eaton in The Plain Dealer.

Connecticut: “GOP accuses Kennedy of campaign finance violation” by Mark Pazniokas in The CT Mirror.

Florida: “How Campaign Finance Laws Make Florida Governor’s Race Unique” by Gina Jordan on WLRN.

Kansas: “In Kansas, funding of TV ads is one big mystery” by Philip Elliott (Associated Press) in the Chicago Sun-Times.

New Hampshire: “AG: Union broke campaign finance rules in donation to Hassan, must submit documentation” by Casey McDermott in the Concord Monitor.


Maine: “Ethics commission to meet Friday on dueling complaints in Maine governor’s race” by Mike Russell in the Portland Press Herald.

Ohio: “JobsOhio appeared to avoid potential conflicts” by Randy Ludlow in The Columbus Dispatch.

South Carolina: “Reform advocate suggests abolishing SC ethics laws” by Cassie Cope in The State.

Virginia: “Virginia commission’s consideration of two-term governor ‘has nothing to do with ethics’” by Kathryn Watson in


Court Decisions on Voting Rules Sow Confusion in State Races” by Trip Gabriel in The New York Times.

Study: Voter ID laws hit minorities” by The Associated Press in Politico.

Red or Blue, Politics Doesn’t Predict Where Women Win” by Louis Jacobson in Governing.

North Carolina: “U.S. Supreme Court Upholds North Carolina’s Limits on Voting” by Anne Blythe in Governing.

Texas: “Texas Elections Don’t Have Many Debates” by Aman Batheja (Texas Tribune) in Governing.

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