March 12, 2013 •
Keep up with the latest government relations news with these articles:
“Scott Brown joins law and lobby firm” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.
“Bottom Line” in The Hill.
“Former US Rep. Jerry Costello opens lobbying firm” in the Pantagraph.
Florida: “Senator backing lobbyist restrictions is lobbyist himself” by Aaron Deslatte in the Orlando Sentinel.
“What it costs to win a Congressional election” by Jon Terbush in The Week.
Florida: “Senate’s campaign finance compromise creates mega PACs” by Mary Ellen Klas in the Miami Herald.
Nevada: “Bill seeks tighter Nevada campaign reporting laws” by The Associated Press in the Las Vegas Sun.
Wisconsin: “Campaign spending in Wisconsin more than triples” by Jason Stein in the Journal Sentinel.
“FEC: Larry Craig Misused Campaign Funds for Personal Legal Expenses” by Mike Scarcella in The Blog of Legal Times.
Utah: “Executive branch ethics bill advances in Utah” by Lee Davidson in the Salt Lake Tribune.
“Report: Members of Congress Happy With Their Jobs” by Emma Dumain in Roll Call.
Alaska: “Alaska Legislature Celebrates its Centennial, Creates Commission to Recognize First Territorial Legislature” by Morgan Cullen in NCSL’s The Thicket.
March 12, 2012 •
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This week is Sunshine Week, the annual initiative by the American Society of News Editors that promotes and celebrates open government. Here are some of the first news stories about awards given for online government transparency:
“California state government’s website gets high marks for transparency” by Jon Ortiz in the Sacramento Bee.
“IL governments awarded for online transparency” by Andrew Thomason in the Illinois Statehouse News.
“DC.gov Web site gets high marks for transparency” by Mike DeBonis in the Washington Post.
“6 Utah websites get government transparency awards” by The Associated Press in the Daily Herald.
“3 Richmond-area agencies honored for online transparency” by Jeremy Slayton in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“National group honors 14 Virginia entities for online government transparency” by The Associated Press in the Washington Post.
“W.Va.’s state website honored for transparency” by The Associated Press in the Wausau Daily Herald.
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