August 17, 2012 •
Let’s wrap up the week with the very latest campaign finance, lobbying, and government ethics news!
“Text Message Donations Good for Democracy, Risky for Privacy” by Rachel Levinson-Waldman in Wired.
“In Win for Wireless Industry, FEC Clarifies Rules for Texting Campaign Contributions” by Jenna Greene in The Blog of Legal Times.
Louisiana: “Ethics board reviewing campaign finance rules” by The Associated Press in the Daily Comet.
Tennessee: “TN election finance board investigates donor, PAC contributions” by The Associated Press in the Tennessean.
“Wall Street Lobbying Efforts Reach $4.2 Billion Since 2006, Or $1,331 A Minute, Report States” by Nick Wing in the Huffington Post.
Florida: “In session or out, lobbying remains a big business” by Bill Cotterrell in the Florida Current.
New York: “Lobby ban snags offer of free work” by Jimmy Vielkind in the Albany Times Union.
Pennsylvania: “State spends less on federal lobbying but still leads the nation” by Melissa Daniels in the Daily Local News.
California: “Bill to limit gifts to California lawmakers dies a quiet death” by Jim Sanders in the Sacramento Bee.
Georgia: “Sen. Balfour to pay $5,000 to settle ethics case” by Ray Henry (Associated Press) in the San Francisco Chronicle.