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May 22, 2013  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News

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K Street lobbyists say their near-term priorities are scandal-proof” by Erik Wasson and Russell Berman in The Hill.

Immigration push is bonanza for lobbyists” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.

There is a lobbying organization for Superyachts” by Timothy P. Carney in the Washington Examiner.

Missouri: “Missouri’s lobbying system isn’t as open as you’d think” by Chris McDaniel in

Texas: “House OKs disclosure, lobbying rules for lawmakers” by The Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Campaign Finance

Alabama: “State debuts new electronic, searchable campaign finance filing system” by Kim Chandler in the Birmingham News.

Calif. to post raw campaign filings online daily” by Judy Lin (Associated Press) in the San Jose Mercury News.

Common Cause decries ‘soft money’ housekeeping ‘slush funds’” by Jimmy Vielkind in Capitol Confidential.

New Hampshire: “State’s political-spending rules fail to make the grade — again” by Brian Wallstin in NPR’s State Impact.


IRS hearing: Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth” by Lauren French and Kelsey Snell in Politico.

Alaska: Lawmaker plans bill on conflict of interest rules” by The Associated Press in the Anchorage Daily News.

South Carolina: “Haley urges SC Senate to pass ethics reform” by Adam Beam in the Rock Hill Herald.

From the State Legislatures

Minnesota Capitol scorecard — what did lawmakers do and leave undone in the 2013 session?” in the Star Tribune.

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