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July 2, 2014  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News


Lobbying World” in The Hill.

Clark Hill adds two in public affairs” by Byron Tau in Politico.

#Modernlobbying: Why bankers are tweeting for regulatory relief” by Mark Holan in Washington Business Journals.

Virginia: “Taxicab industry has history of lobbying, donations” by Kathryn Watson on

Campaign Finance

Shedding New Light on Dark Money” by Timothy Karr on The Huffington Post.

Campaign finance laws vary widely from state to state, report says” by Patrick Marley in the Journal Sentinel.

How Cozy Can Candidates Be With Political Groups? It All Depends” by Rachel Baye (Center for Public Integrity) on NBC News.

Massachusetts: “Gubernatorial candidates back campaign disclosure bill” by Jim O’Sullivan in The Boston Globe.

Montana: “Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race” by The Associated Press in the Billings Gazette.

Wisconsin: “Wisconsin among several states with dust-ups over campaign coordination with outside groups” by Bill Leuders in


Congress Quietly Deletes a Key Disclosure of Free Trips Lawmakers Take” by Shane Goldmacher in National Journal.

Pelosi to Ethics panel: Require lawmakers to report free trips” by Mike Lillis in The Hill.

Missouri: “Streetcar ethics complaint goes away — for now” by Austin Alonzo in the Kansas City Business Journal.

New York: “New York State Senator Indicted” by Erica Orden and Sean Gardner in The Wall Street Journal.

West Virginia: “Tomblin names members of new Ethics Commission” by Phil Kabler in the Charleston Gazette.

Government Tech and Social Media

Governments Struggling to Get Social Media Right” by Jonathan Walters in Governing.

DigitalGov rolls out 3 new social media toolkits in quest for ‘social government’” by Greg Otto in FedScoop.

The Looming Crisis in Voting Technology” by J.B. Wogan in Governing.

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