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January 8, 2013  •  

Tuesday Government Relations News

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Citing Flawed Process, Lawyers Call for Changes in Ethics Office Inquiries” by Amanda Becker in Roll Call.

CREW Files DOJ, FEC Complaints Against Payday Lender for Illegal Conduit Contribution to Super PAC” in ENews Park Forest.

Colorado: “Ethics commission moves forward with Gessler investigation” by John Tomasic in the Colorado Independent.

Maryland: “Common Cause hires new state director” by Michael Dresser in the Baltimore Sun.

South Carolina:  “Ethics commission discusses reform recommendations” by The Associated Press in GoUpstate.com.

Wisconsin: “Funding cut threatens popular Wisconsin campaign finance database” by Steven Elbow in The Capital Times.


Ohio: “Former Rep. Steve LaTourette and wife to start law firm’s lobbying practice” by Sabrina Eaton in the Plain Dealer.

Campaign Finance

Outside, secret money likely to flow in 2013” by Tarini Parti in Politico.

Minnesota:  “Campaign Finance Board looks to strengthen public disclosure law” by Tom Scheck in MPR News.

New York:  “Campaign finance reform crusader Cuomo fund raises at Waldorf Astoria” by Carl Campanile in the New York Post.

New York:  “Mayoral candidate files lawsuit challenging limits on campaign contributions” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

New York:  “NY proposal: Use casino money to fund NY campaigns” by Michael Gormley in the Huffington Post.

New York: “NY campaign funding drops, but Senate GOP gets most money” by Joseph Spector in the Press & Sun-Bulletin.

Legislative Issues

SC House minority leader steps down” by Adam Beam in The State.

Social Media and Government Tech

The Library of Congress is Archiving 170 Billion Tweets — on Tape” by Julia Wetherell in TechPresident.

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