Political activity law A.M. report for Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

Good morning and welcome to the first morning report for 2011.

Ethics training for New York staff

Gov. Cuomo will require new ethics training.  Bloomberg.

Busy year for Maine ethics commission

Report here.

Georgia beats Alabama

No, not college football.  Ethics.

The head of nonpartisan civics watchdog group Common Cause Georgia compares the ethics bill passed by Georgia’s 2010 General Assembly to the one approved by its counterpart in Alabama.

Cao v. FEC in the news

Ballot Access News has the link.

$2,500 fine for 109 alleged violations

In Montana.

A former state representative from Missoula has paid a $2,500 fine after the commissioner of political practices ruled she broke campaign finance laws 109 times during her unsuccessful campaign for state school superintendent in 2007-08.

Party indebtedness

In the news here.

The unreleased official budget of the RNC reveals that the Republican Party’s national governing body and premier fundraising apparatus begins the 2011-12 presidential election cycle more than $20 million in the hole.

Have a great day

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