Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

August 9, 2012  •  

Thursday News Roundup

lobbying and ethicsLobbying

How lobbyists became Congress’s leading policy wonks” by Suzy Khimm in The Washington Post.

New York:  Editorial: “NY lobbying disclosures are a breakthrough” in Newsday.

The Nation: It’s Still Party Time At The Conventions” by George Zornick on NPR.


Why Ethics Training Is a Waste of Time” by Mark Funkhouser in Governing.

Michigan: “Michigan: AG Will File Charges in Thaddeus McCotter Petition Scandal Thursday, Per Report” by Shira Toeplitz in Roll Call.

New Hampshire:  “Speaker calls for more oversight over ethics” by Garry Rayno in the Union Leader.

Social Media

Wikipedia locks down pages of VP contenders after excessive edits” by Alicia M. Cohn in The Hill.

From the State Legislatures

Legislative Leaders Share Stories, Offer Lessons on Leadership” by Alex Fitzsimmons in NCSL’s blog The Thicket.


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