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

September 17, 2013  •  

Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

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Maryland: “Fresh out of Md. Senate, Garagiola joins law firm with major Annapolis lobbying presence” by John Wagner in The Washington Post.

Wisconsin: “Spending on lobbying down in Wisconsin as unions continue to reel from Act 10” by Jack Craver in The Capital Times.

Campaign Finance

$1 million campaign donations: Coming soon?” by Byron Tau in Politico.

It’s Time To End Our Failed Affair With Campaign Finance Laws” op/ed by Paul Sherman in Forbes.

PACs spent more at state level than on federal campaigns” by Reid Wilson in The Washington Post.

FEC Disclosure Takes a Hit in Nonelection Years” by Tony Raymond in Politico’s Moneyline.

California: “Campaign finance bills fare poorly in California Legislature” by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times.

North Carolina: “Dome: GOP candidates received most PAC money in 2011-12” by Lynn Bonner and Rob Christensen in the News & Observer.


Louisiana: “Ex-La. lawmaker asks to remain free on bond” by The Associated Press in the Baton Rouge Advocate.

New York: “Oops. Ethics board leader forgot to renew his law license” by Martha Neil in the ABA Journal.

Washington: “Spokane mayor proposes city ethics ‘upgrade’” by Nicholas Deshais in The Spokesman-Review.

State Legislatures

Oregon: “Governor pushing special session” by Hannah Hoffman in the Statesman Journal.


Florida: “Fla. Elections Commission Wants Garnishment Power” by Ryan Benk on WFSU News.

New Jersey: “N.J. can continue to use electronic voting machines, court rules” by The Associated Press in the Star-Ledger.

Pennsylvania: “Special election date set for the 78th state House district seat” by Jan Murphy in the Patriot-News.

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