Wednesday's Government and Ethics News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

November 29, 2017  •  

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

Ethics

Top Trump Staffers Failed to File Financial Reports on Their Way Out the Door by Anita Kumar and Ben Wieder for Sacramento Bee

Alabama: A Woman Approached The Post with Dramatic – and False – Tale About Roy Moore. She Appears to Be Part of Undercover Sting Operation. by Shawn Boburg, Aaron Davis, and Alice Crites for Washington Post

California: Adelanto Councilman’s Bribery Case Latest in Long History of City Corruption by Joe Nelson for San Bernardino Sun

District of Columbia: D.C. Deputy Mayor Used Employees for Babysitting, Inspector General Finds by Peter Jamison for Washington Post

Florida: Florida Paid Millions Settling Harassment Cases by Gary Fineout (Associated Press) for Wichita Eagle

Missouri: Effort to Change How Missouri Elects Local Lawmakers Faces Challenges, Experts Say by Kurt Erickson for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New York: Capital Region Ethics Boards Defunct, or Work in Secret by Lauren Stanforth for Albany Times Union

South Dakota: Ex-Lawmaker Accused of Harassment by Lobbyist: ‘She can go to hell’ by Dana Ferguson for Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Lobbying

Foreign Lobbying Law Open to Exploitation by Megan Wilson for The Hill

Idaho: Idaho Hasn’t Changed Its $10 Lobbyist Registration Fee Since 1974… by Betsy Russell for Spokane Spokesman-Review

Elections

Gerrymandering Opponents Turn to Ballot Initiatives to Redraw Lines by Reid Wilson for The Hill

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