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January 20, 2016  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News


Florida: “Lobbyists Often Skirt the Rules but Are Rarely Punished in Hillsborough County” by Steve Contorno for Tampa Bay Times

Missouri: “Lobbyist Gift Ban Heads to Full House for Vote” by Kurt Erickson for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Campaign Finance

Case Could Widen Free-Speech Gap between Unions and Corporations” by Adam Liptak for New York Times

Rep. Jolly Pitches Curb on Federal Lawmakers’ Fundraising” by Mike Salinero for Tampa Tribune

The GOP Debates Have Become Like Super Bowl Parties for Top Donors” by Matea Gold for Washington Post

Pennsylvania: “Loopholes Exposed in Allentown’s New Anti-Pay-to-Play Law” by Emily Opilo for Allentown Morning Call

Virginia: “Lawmakers Go on Fundraising Frenzy before Session” by Alan Suderman (Associated Press) for Deseret News


New Mexico: “Scandals Raise Profile of an Unpopular Idea among Lawmakers: An ethics commission” by Marjorie Childress for New Mexico In Depth

New York: “In Albany, Those Who Might Address Ethics Meet Rarely and Offer Less” by Vivian Yee for New York Times

Vermont: “Lawmakers Divided on Proposed Ethics Commission” by Bob Kinzel (Vermont Public Radio) for Rutland Herald

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