K Street charitable giving; pre-presidential state PACs, and a few political law hits for today

K STREET CHARITY. Roll Call notes a trend in lobbyists’ donations to charitable organizations.  “One note of caution with the figures is that there has been some confusion about which donations lobbying firms are required to disclose.”

FUNDBOOK LAUNCH. The Hill notes a new service for local governments here.  “Called FundBook, the free monthly publication lists federal grants and programs available to state and local governments.”

K STREET ENERGY ACTIVITY. Energy lobbying is the topic of this Politico report.

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENTThe Post is critical of potential presidential candidates using state political funds in this editorial.

COMMON CAUSE AND KOCH. The Post examines Common Cause’s recent activities here.  “Bob Edgar, a mild-mannered former Democratic congressman and Methodist minister who heads Common Cause, said the group’s renewed activism hearkens back to its founding in 1970 as an anti-Vietnam War, pro-civil rights organization.”

OMAHA’S LOBBYIST IN THE NEWS. The Omaha World-Herald reports.


STIRRING IN WEST VIRGNIA. Questions about campaign finance law are the topic of this Charleston Daily Mail article.  “Secretary of State Natalie Tennant has sent Attorney General Darrell McGraw a three-page letter asking five thorny questions about campaign finance laws.”


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