Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update - State and Federal Communications

June 24, 2014  •  

Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

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Bottom Line” in The Hill.

In the trenches of global trade” by Vicki Needham in The Hill.

Minnesota: “Local government lobbying costs increased to $8 million in 2013” by Rachel E. Stassen-Berger in The Star Tribune.

New York: “NY ethics and lobbying commission creates tip line” by The Associated Press in the Utica Observer Dispatch.

Campaign Finance

A New Era for Pay-to-Play” by Jason Abel on Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog.

Scott Walker case shows growing closeness between politicians and wealthy allies” by Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger in The Washington Post.

District of Columbia: “Smith, former Ward 1 D.C. Council candidate, pleads guilty in campaign finance scheme” by Keith Alexander in The Washington Post.

Mississippi: “Outside Spending, Dark Money Pour into Mississippi Runoff” by Ian Vendewalker in the Brennan Center for Justice Blog.


Hawaii: “Honolulu Ethics Commission Complains of Affronts to Its Independence” by Sophie Cocke in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

Virginia: “Va. House tosses out Gov. McAuliffe’s vetoes on Medicaid, judges; GOP reorganizes state Senate” by Alan Suderman (Associated Press) in The Republic.


6 Things to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries” by Abby Livingston in Roll Call.

State Legislatures

Arkansas: “Arkansas Legislature: Special Session Discussions Down To Lottery” by John Lyon in the Times Record.

Hawaii: “Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he intends to veto 10 bills” by Braelyn Wood in Pacific Business News.

New York: “Winners and Losers in NY State’s 2014 Legislative Session” by The Associated Press in the Epoch Times.

Government Tech and Social Media

Google+ is Here to Stay, Company Exec Says” in Government Technology.

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