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Lobbying “Bottom Line” in The Hill. “Wyden’s rise starts K Street bidding war” by Megan R. Wilson and Kevin Bogardus in The Hill. “Hollywood’s Top Lobbying Group Is Sponsoring CPAC” by Nikki Schwab in U.S. News & World Report. Campaign […]

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Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was removed from office February 26 after a jury found him guilty of crimes of dishonesty. Mack is ineligible to hold public office in the future and lost his tax-payer funded pension. City Council President George […]

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March 3, 2014  •  

Ethics Reform in Virginia

  Virginia’s lack of gift laws has been thrown into the spotlight recently with the federal indictment of former Gov. Bob McDonnell. McDonnell became embroiled in scandal after accepting gifts worth thousands of dollars from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. […]

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March 3, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Lobbying “Lobby shop strikes gold with Wyden hire” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Comcast now a $19 million lobbying powerhouse” by Todd Shields, Stephanie Green and Laura Litvan (Bloomberg News) in the Chicago Tribune. “David L. Cohen quite […]

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Jane Feldman is stepping down as Executive Director of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission. She is the first and only director to serve, as the commission is a product of a 2006 ethics ballot measure. Luis Toro, director of Colorado […]

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        National: In Some States, gaming Industry Consultants Double as Gambling Regulators Las Vegas Review-Journal – Hannah Dreier (Associated Press) | Published: 2/23/2014 As more cities and states embrace legalized gambling across the country, private companies are being […]

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February 27, 2014  •  

Thursday News Roundup

  Lobbying “Tax plan sends shockwaves down K Street” by Vicki Needham in The Hill. “Movie Industry, In a Switch, Is Courting the GOP” by Brody Mullins and Ben Fritz in The Wall Street Journal. “Former software lobbyist tapped for […]

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The Chicago City Council approved an ordinance introduced by Mayor Emanuel requiring every city contractor to report corrupt activity. The ordinance requires city contractors to notify the city’s inspector general of bribery, theft, forgery, perjury, and fraud they are aware […]

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February 24, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Lobbying “Lobbying Goes Underground: Influence spending now largely off-the-books” by Lee Fang in Politico. “Largest Lobbying Organization Spends $312K for U.S. Senate Leader” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call. “Soros group triples its lobbying spending” by Holly Yeager in The […]

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        National: Last Call for State Parties? Politico – Byron Tau | Published: 2/16/2014 State party officials across the country say the increase in money going to super PACs, nonprofits, and presidential campaigns has made fundraising more difficult. […]

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February 20, 2014  •  

Thursday News Roundup

Lobbying “Americans for Prosperity registers to lobby” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Institutions target lobbying disclosure, raising Trayvon Martin case” by Barry B. Burr in Pensions & Investments. Campaign Finance “Firewalls Crumble at Federal Election Commission” by Kent […]

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February 19, 2014  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News

Lobbying “Bottom Line” in The Hill. “Could ʹThe Lobbyʹ Bring Crowdfunding To US Lobbying Efforts?” by Charles Luzar in Crowdfund Insider. Missouri: “Missouri Senate panel weighs revolving door policy on lobbying” by The Associated Press in KDSK News. Oregon: “Oregon […]

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  On February 13, the Texas Ethics Commission issued an advisory opinion concerning the requirements of lobbyists to disclose office holders or candidates compensating or reimbursing the lobbyist for services from political contributions. In Ethics Advisory Opinion No. 515, the […]

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Vermont may soon move off the list of states without an independent ethics commission if new legislation passes this spring. House Bill 846 establishes the Vermont Ethics Commission, tasked with investigating complaints relating to breaches of legislative ethics law. The […]

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