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April 12, 2018  •  

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

Campaign Finance

National: “Facebook Fallout Deals Blow to Mercers’ Political Clout” by Nicholas Confessore and David Gelles for New York Times

National: “NRA Discloses Two Dozen Additional Contributions from Russian Donors” by Pete Madden and Matthew Mosk for ABC News

National: “Ex-Candidates May Face Restrictions on Campaign Cash” by Ken Doyle for Bloomberg Government

Missouri: “Missouri Defends Campaign Donation Limits in Eighth Circuit” by Joe Harris for Courthouse News Service


Kansas: “Kansas AG Wants Court to Bar Out-of-State Residents from Running for Governor” by Hunter Woodall for Kansas City Star


Kentucky: “Kentucky Lawmaker Fined for ‘Inappropriate Text Messages’” by Adam Beam (Associated Press) for Miami Herald

Ohio: “Amid FBI Investigation, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger Resigns” by Chrissie Thompson and Jessie Balmert for Cincinnati Enquirer

Legislative Issues

National: “AP Finds Legislatures Lack Public Records on Harassment” by David Lieb (Associated Press) for Arizona Daily Star

Natoinal: “Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election in November” by Jonathan Martin and Nicholas Fandos for New York Times

National: “Bipartisan Senators Unveil Compromise Special Counsel Bill Amid Hopes to Break Political Logjam” by Karoun Demirjian for Washington Post


Missouri: “Records Show Drop in Number of Lawmakers Bunking with Lobbyist” by Kurt Erickson for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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