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May 21, 2014  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News


Telecom merger mania hits K Street” by Anna Palmer in Politico.

Illinois: “Quinn wants limits on lobbying by former aides” by Kurt Erickson in the Pantagraph.

Kentucky: “More than $8.25 mil spent lobbying in Frankfort” by Tim Loftus in The Courier-Journal.

Wisconsin: “State panel to decide rules for some lobbyist donations” by Patrick Marley in the Journal Sentinel.

Campaign Finance

Campaign Bitcoins Proliferate, but FEC Rules Unclear” by Eliza Newlin Carney in Roll Call.

The new campaign contribution: I’ll get my employees to vote for you” by Philip Bump in The Washington Post.

California: “California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Among First Politicians Opening Coffers to Bitcoin” by Joe Garolfoli in Government Technology.

Oklahoma: “Electoral dysfunction” by Ben Felder in the Oklahoma Gazette.


Virginia: “Bob McDonnell, wife to be tried together” by The Associated Press in Politico.


Payback time: GOP incumbents learn how to win” by Alexander Burns in Politico.

GOP Sees Primaries Taming the Tea Party” by Janet Hook and Patrick O’Connor in The Wall Street Journal.

Arkansas: “Ross, Hutchinson win primaries” by Andrew DeMillo (Associated Press) in The Baxter Bulletin.

Georgia: “Georgia Senate runoff: Nasty, brutish — and long” by Manu Raju in Politico.

Idaho: “Idaho Gov. Otter holding off challengers” by Betsy Z. Russell in The Spokesman-Review.

Pennsylvania: “Wolf leaves the pack behind” by Chris Brennan in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pennsylvania: “Philly Politicians Must Keep Resigning to Run for Office” by Claudia Vargas in Governing.

State Legislatures

Connecticut: “The Chocolate Milk Ban And Other Legislative Goofs” by Gregory B. Hladky in The Courant.

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