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July 27, 2017  •  

Thursday’s State Government and Ethics News


Maryland: “Petroleum Industry Leads Maryland Lobbying Spenders – But Lost” by Michael Dresser for Baltimore Sun

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Canada: “Ban on Big Money in Politics Could Be Delayed by Lobby Reform: BC NDP” by Mike Hager for Globe and Mail

New Mexico: “Secretary of State Unveils Changes to Proposed Disclosure Rules” by Dan Boyd for Albuquerque Journal

New York: “Watchdogs Say Cuomo Is Skirting Campaign Finance Rules” by Brian Rosenthal for New York Times


New Ethics Chief Has Fought to Roll Back Restrictions” by Eric Lipton for New York Times

California: “Ethics Commission: Oakland Councilmember McElhaney violated conflict-of-interest rules, accepted illegal gifts” by Darwin BondGraham for East Bay Express

Louisiana: “Report: Official in New Orleans IG’s office steered contracts to friends, altered reports for ‘personal agenda’” by Jeff Adelson for New Orleans Advocate

Pennsylvania: “Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski Put City Hall Up for Sale to Highest Bidders, Prosecutor Says” by Emily Opilo and Peter Hall for Allentown Morning Call

Pennsylvania: “Aide Pleads Guilty, Says Brady Campaign Paid Primary Challenger to Quit” by Jeremy Roebuck and Chris Brennan for Philadelphia Inquirer

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