Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

December 11, 2014  •  

Thursday News Roundup

blue diamondLobbying

“Lobbying World” in The Hill.

Top 10 lobbying victories of the year” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

How often do former members of Congress lobby? Not as often as you might think.” by Philip Bump in The Washington Post.

Hawaii: “Hawaii Monitor: The Problem With Lobbyists — and Their Regulators” opinion piece by Ian Lind in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

Massachusetts: “Weld registers as a State House lobbyist” by Frank Phillips in The Boston Globe.

Texas: “Two ex-Perry aides among latest to swing through lobbying revolving door” by David Saleh Rauf in the Houston Chronicle.

Campaign Finance

Parties cut deal to open spigot of campaign cash” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Campaign contribution limits are about to go way up. Here’s what that looks like, in one massive graph.” by Philip Bump in The Washington Post.

Fundraising expansion slipped into spending deal could power financial bonzana for parties” by Matea Gold in The Washington Post.

A shutdown deal with extras: light bulbs, campaign finance and fishing tackle” by Domenico Montanaro, Lisa Desjardins, and Simone Pathe in PBS NewsHour.

ʹThe Most Corrupting Campaign-Finance Provisions Ever Enactedʹ” by Russell Berman in The Atlantic.

Democrats’ Discontent on ‘Cromnibus’ Bubbles to Surface” by Emma Dumain in Roll Call.

Outside Groups Set Spending Record in Midterms” by Derek Willis in The New York Times.

Hedge Fund Founder Steve Cohen Gave Big to Boost Republican Governors” by Brody Mullins in The Wall Street Journal.

Massachusetts: “State heightens focus on cash in local campaigns” by Christian M. Wade in The Daily News of Newburyport.


The Year in Government Ethics | A Question of Ethics” by C. Simon Davidson in Roll Call.

House Ethics: An Isolating Gavel to Hold” by Hanna Hess in Roll Call.

Florida: “Judge Lets Lawsuit Allege Florida Governor Intentionally Violated Law” by Mary Ellen Klas in Governing.

Florida: “Hillsborough Commissioner Ken Hagan admits to ethics violations” by Rich Shopes in the Tampa Bay Times.

New Jersey: “David Samson seeks to block state ethics investigation” by Michael Symons in Asbury Park Press.

South Carolina: “SC House panel: Let State Ethics Commission investigate lawmakers” by Cassie Cope in The State.

Tech and Social Media

A 2015 Federal Technology Forecast” eBook on NextGov.

Massachusetts: “Boston Overhauls Licensing and Permitting System with Civic Tech” by Jason Shueh in Government Technology.

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