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December 2, 2015  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News


Pfizer’s Plan to Leave U.S. Unsettles Drug Lobbyists” by Gardiner Harris for New York Times

Funding for Lawmakers’ Portraits under Fire” by Megan Wilson for The Hill

Campaign Finance

Alaska: “Supreme Court Rules Against Anti-Pebble Mine Activist Gillam” by Lisa Demer for Alaska Dispatch News

High Court Rejects Challenge to Hawaii Campaign Finance Laws” by Associated Press for WRAL

A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois” by Nicholas Confessore for New York Times

Kansas: “Wichita Council Votes to Change Local Campaign Finance Law, Raise Council Salaries ” by Kelsey Ryan for Wichita Eagle

Montana: “New Campaign Reform Rules Filed with State” by Phil Drake for Great Falls Tribune

North Carolina: “7 Legislators Failing to Detail Campaign Payments to Themselves” by Colin Campbell for Raleigh News & Observer


Arizona: “AG Wants to Oust ACC Regulator Bitter Smith” by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services) for Arizona Daily Star

California: “S.F. Ethics Commission Hires Director with Long Experience in L.A.” by Lizzie Johnson and Heather Knight for San Francisco Chronicle

California: “California Campaign Law’s Loopholes Allow Donors to Skirt Limits” by Associated Press for San Jose Mercury News

Nevada: “Appointees to Key Positions in Nevada Remain Little-Known to Taxpayers” by Sean Whaley for Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Is Found Guilty on All Counts” by Benjamin Weiser and Susanne Craig for New York Times

Thomas Libous, Ex-New York State Senator, Gets Probation and Home Confinement in Corruption Case” by Vivian Yee for New York Times

Oregon: “Online Financial Disclosure System to Launch Jan. 1” by Hillary Borrud for Portland Tribune

Pennsylvania: “Ex-Allentown Official Pleads Guilty in FBI Investigation” by Emily Opilo and Peter Hall for Allentown Morning Call


Plan A for GOP Donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)” by Matea Gold and Robert Costa for Washington Post

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