Apple’s lobbying and other political law news this Friday morning

APPLE’S NEW LOBBYING HELP. Politico reports:  “Official lobbying disclosures show the company picked up the firm Fierce, Isakowitz and Blalock on Feb. 1 to handle ‘innovation’ issues in Washington. It’s an unexpected expansion for a company that typically keeps a low Washington profile.”

NEW CONTRIBUTION LIMITS. The Hill reports on the FEC’s release of updated contribution limits for this election cycle.  Story hereUSAT notes the developments here.

ETHICS REFORM IN PG COUNTY, MD. This Post editorial endorses ethics reforms for the county.  “The truth is that Prince George’s recent ethics record is so horrendous – and the resulting failures of economic development have inflicted such long-term damage – that radical surgery is required. Prince George’s needs to go the extra mile to prove, most of all to its residents, that it’s cleaning up its act. And yes, it needs to go further than its neighbors.”

$30,000 CALIFORNIA LOBBYING CASE. The Sacramento Bee reports.  “The owner of a one-man Sacramento lobbying firm is being fined $30,000 by the state’s political watchdog for failing to disclose advocacy activities for which he was paid nearly $1 million.”


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