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December 18, 2013  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News


The Lobbyists’ Lament” by Haley Barbour and Ed Rogers in Politico.

K St. mints money from regs surge” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

California: “Santa Clara County supervisors move forward on strengthening lobbyist regulations” by Eric Kurhi in the San Jose Mercury News.

Pennsylvania: “Ethics panel clears Penn Foundation in lobbying probe” by Kristen Graham in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Campaign Finance

Arizona: “Arizona high court upholds higher campaign-contribution limits” by Mary Jo Pitzl in the Arizona Republic.

Colorado: “Court tightens campaign finance, budget showdown coming, more” by Edie Edelstein in the Colorado Springs Independent.

Massachusetts: “Outside spending on mayoral finalists hit $3.8m” by Wesley Lowerey in the Boston Globe.

South Carolina: “SC politics: Ethics panel weighs case against legislator” by Jamie Self in The State.


New FEC Chairman Chosen to Lead Agency During Election Year” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

Massachusetts: “Attorneys testify on ethics conflict proposal” by C. Ryan Barber in the Cape Cod Times.

Massachusetts: “Ethics Commission held at Statehouse; Would exempt political candidates” by Christine Lee in WWLP News.


3 reps won’t run again, shaking 2014” by Alex Isenstadt in Politico.

State Legislative Issues

California: “California’s Crucial 2014 Races” by Curtis Tate in Governing.

Illinois: “Quinn drops appeal of lawmaker paycheck lawsuit” by Monique Garcia in the Chicago Tribune.

Pennsylvania: “Pa. House takes historic step toward shrinking size of General Assembly” by Jan Murphy in The Patriot-News.

Government Tech and Social Media

Rhode Island: “R.I. government website removes news stories reprinted without permission” by Philip Marcelo in the Providence Journal.

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