Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

January 15, 2015  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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Federal: “In 2014, Outside Groups Spent More Than the Candidates in Most Top Races” by Jamie Fuller for Washington Post

Federal: “Rating 2016 Candidates by Donors Busts Conventional Wisdom” by Chris Moody for CNN

Wisconsin: “Wisconsin Elections Board Recommends Lawmakers Overhaul Campaign Finance Laws” by Todd Richmond for Greenfield Reporter

Lobbying

Hawaii: “Ex-Chief of Staff Negotiates Revolving Door as Lobbyist” by Ian Lind for Honolulu Civil Beat

Washington: “Check, Please: Lawmaker would ban free meals for state officials” by Jordan Schrader for Bellingham Herald

Washington: “From State Job to Lobbying Gig? Officials Want ‘Cooling-Off’ Year First” by Jim Brunner for Seattle Times

Ethics

California: “Ex-Schools Boss Sent to Prison” by Greg Moran for San Diego Union Tribune

Illinois: “Rauner Spends 1st Full Day as Governor on Ethics, Reversal of Quinn Actions” by Monique Garcia, Rick Pearson, and Ray Long for Chicago Tribune

South Carolina: “Ex-Sen. Ford Pleads Guilty Then Says ‘I Ain’t No … Crook’” by John Monk for The State

Virginia: “Ethics Issues Loom over General Assembly’s Start” by Patrick Wilson for The Virginian-Pilot

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