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

December 22, 2015  •  

Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

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Arizona: “Embattled Arizona Utility Regulator Decides to Quit” by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services) for Arizona Daily Star

Missouri: “Andrew Blunt’s Lobbying Work Faces Scrutiny as He Manages Father’s Re-Election Bid” by Deirdre Shesgreen (USA Today) for Springfield News-Leader

Pennsylvania: “Lobbyist Reform Bills in Pa. Senate” by Greg Gross for York Dispatch

Texas: “Austin Officials to Create New Lobbying Registration, Reporting Rules” by Lilly Rockwell for Austin American-Statesman

Campaign Finance

‘Dark Money’ Biggest Campaign Finance Challenge Facing States” by Geoff Mullvihill (Associated Press) for Denver Post

New FEC Chairman Aims to Calm Agency at War with Itself” by Dave Levinthal for Center for Public Integrity

California: “Critics Decry Contributions to Councilman Englander from Taser Execs Seeking LAPD Camera Contract” by David Zahniser for Los Angeles Times

New York: “Albany Trials Exposed the Power of a Real Estate Firm” by William Rashbaum for New York Times


Missouri: “Missouri Legislative Staffers Earn Big Money as Political Consultants” by Jason Hancock for Kansas City Star

New Mexico: “Can New Mexico Break Its Cycle of Corruption?” by Alan Greenblatt for Governing

Pennsylvania: “Scandal’s Web Trips Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane” by Michael Wines for New York Times


Sanders Data Controversy Spotlights Powerful Gatekeeper” by Nancy Scola for Politico

Lindsey Graham Suspends His Presidential Campaign” by David Weigel and Robert Costa for Washington Post

California: “When Legislator Resigns, Costs Can Be High to Voters, Party” by Laurel Rosenhall (CALmatters) for San Francisco Chronicle

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