HAPPY SUNSHINE WEEK. More here.
RUSTY ROBERTS TO K STREET. Roll Call reports. “On Friday, he left his job as chief of staff to Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and today he starts a new gig as managing director of the transportation practice at BGR Government Affairs.”
CAMPAIGNING PAYS. Roll Call. “Some of the pay listed in FEC records included bonuses. Almost 70 committees reported bonuses totaling $940,000 during the 2010 election cycle. The Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee — a committee with some leftover funds from the Democratic National Convention — was the biggest of these, doling out 50 bonuses totaling $103,000.”
CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW, CHICAGO STYLE. The Times reports. “The new law, which went into effect on Jan. 1, in the middle of the race to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley, capped donations in Illinois campaigns for the first time. But the mayoral campaign exposed some of the reform effort’s shortcomings.”
ETHICS FOR THE SUPREMES. Nan Aron editorializes here.
HOW’S TRANSPARENCY WORKING OUT? The Post reports.
POLITICAL LAW UPDATE. A Womble Carlyle Political Law GPS update is available here.
DUKE POWER IN FOR $10 MILLION. Democratic convention news here.
OKLAHOMA ETHICS COMMISSION NEWS. “Tucked away next to a barbershop in the basement of the state Capitol is a quiet, cramped office where the state Ethics Commission does its work.” More here.
WHO’S A LOBBYIST IN GEORGIA? An editorial on the topic is available here. “It’s obvious that House Bill 232 needs some more work – if lawmakers truly are interested in clearly identifying who’s lobbying, and who’s just trying to talk with them.”
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