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October 2, 2013  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News

government buildingLobbying

Shutdown can’t stop lobbyists from their appointed rounds” by Byron Tau in Politico.

What’s a Hill Résumé Worth on K Street? Maybe Not $500K” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.

Lobbying World” in The Hill.

Nevada: “Former Nev. lobbyist sentenced to 2 years in prison” by Martha Bellisle in USA Today.

Campaign Finance

Wealthy Donors’ Influence May Rise After Next Supreme Court Campaign Finance Case” by Paul Blumenthal in the Huffington Post.

Donation limits help keep politics honest” opinion piece by Meredith McGehee on CNN News.

Mississippi: “Judge blocks part of Miss. campaign finance law, calls it unconstitutional” by Emily Wagster Pettus (Associated Press) in the Clarion Ledger.


Ethical limits on federal employees would continue in shutdown” by Eric Yoder in The Washington Post.

As shutdown commences, federal open government databases go dark or dormant” by Stephen Stirling in The Star-Ledger.

Government shutdown shrinks FEC to just four employees” by Dave Levinthal in The Center for Public Integrity.


Election Laws Challenged in Only State to Act Since Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act” by Wendy Underhill in NCSL’s The Thicket.

Alabama: “Special election scheduled to fill Rep. Barry Mask’s legislative seat” by The Associated Press on

Nevada: “More Nevadans register nonpartisan in September than other two parties combined” by The Associated Press in the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Government Shutdown

GOV Unplugged: Your Guide to What’s Shut Down During a Shutdown” by Joseph Marks in Nextgov.

Government Tech and Social Media

Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn” by Mark Amtower in Information Week.

State Legislatures

Oregon: “Oregon Legislature: Vote count still tight in special session” by Hannah Hoffman and Anna Staver in the Statesman Journal.

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