Tuesday's Government Relations and Ethics News - State and Federal Communications

April 18, 2017  •  

Tuesday’s Government Relations and Ethics News

gov-building-symbol-mdCampaign Finance

Bipartisan Bill Would Restructure FEC to End Gridlock” by Kenneth Doyle for Bloomberg BNA

District of Columbia: “More Contributions to D.C. Council Member Cannot Be Tracked to Source” by Aaron Davis for Washington Post

Ethics

With Trump Appointees, a Raft of Potential Conflicts and ‘No Transparency’” by Eric Lipton, Ben Protess, and Andrew Lehren for New York Times

Alabama: “Judicial Ethics Complaint Filed Against Judge Who Ordered Halt to Bentley Impeachment Hearing” by Kent Faulk for AL.com

California: “Oakland Ethics Panel Slams Lax Oversight of Free Warriors, Raiders and A’s Tickets” by Mark Hedin for East Bay Times

Legislative Issues

Nevada: “Republican Lawmaker Spent Two Weeks as ‘Legislative Advocate’ for Business Group” by Riley Snyder for Nevada Independent

Lobbying

Illinois: “Emanuel Still Fielding Emails on City Matters Via Private Account” by Fran Spielman for Chicago Sun-Times

Missouri: “Decrease in Lobbyists’ Gifts Hasn’t Limited Influence at the Missouri Capitol” by Sky Chadd for Columbia Missourian

Tech and Social Media

Social Media Is Not Contributing Significantly to Political Polarization, Paper Says” by Jonah Engel Bromwich for New York Times

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