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April 2, 2013  •  

Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News

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Street Talk: The Curious Cases of Vanishing Lobbyists” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.

California: “Special interests spent $277 million lobbying in 2012 at state Capitol” by Marc Lifsher in the Los Angeles Times. (via the Political Activity Law blog.)

New Mexico: “Former New Mexico state senator, ex-lobbyist Odis Echols dies at 82” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

North Carolina: “NC Court of Appeals sends case against former lobbyist back to trial court” by Anne Blythe in the News & Observer.

Campaign Finance

Los Angeles, California: “Our porous campaign laws” op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times.

New York: “Groups Seek State Campaign Finance Reform” on WNYF News.


Connecticut: “Bills to address the costs of blight and conflicts of interest” by Ken Dixon in the Connecticut Post.

Iowa: “Session may adjourn with ethics charges unresolved” by William Petroski in the Des Moines Register.

Texas: “Senate panel OKs tweaks to ethics panel; critics say major reforms ignored again” by Mike Ward in the Austin American-Statesman.

From the State Legislatures

New Jersey: “150 candidates file peititons to seek legislative nominations” by Anthony Campisi in the Bergen Record.

Expulsions of State Legislators are Rare” in NCSL’s The Thicket.


Presidential Election Commission: It’s Official” by Wendy Underhill and Karen Shanton in NCSL’s The Thicket.

Government Teach and Social Media

The Present, and Future, of Social Media in Government” by Mark Micheli in Government Executive.

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