Good morning, here are today’s political law links, 3/19

CORPORATE POLITICAL ACTIVITY VIEWS. MSN Money. “Though campaign finance experts acknowledge that political contributions are companies’ best defense against policies opposing their interests, they also know that passing a politician a stack of cash can have unintended consequences for a company with a corporate identity so tightly tethered to social responsibility.”

GOP REPORT ID’S CAMPAIGN FINANCE. Politico. “Among the RNC’s proposed fixes: enacting comprehensive immigration reform, addressing middle-class economic anxieties head on and condensing a presidential primary process that saw Mitt Romney get battered for months ahead of the general election.” Page 68 says every state part should have a campaign finance lawyer and compliance specialist.

CT: PUBLIC FINANCING AND CONVICTS. Story here. “The State Elections Enforcement Commission is backing legislation requiring candidates who participate in Connecticut’s public campaign financing system to certify they’ve not been criminally convicted of any election law violation within the past eight years.”

GA: ETHICS UPDATE. Story here. “Two of the biggest topics at the Georgia Legislature this year — ethics and guns — will dominate discussion Tuesday, as state lawmakers gear up for their last two weeks of work.”

NC: DONOR ISSUE. Story here. “An Oklahoma man facing racketeering charges in Florida over alleged illegal gambling operations gave more than $230,000 to North Carolina political campaigns in the past two years, including to more than 60 legislators, a group said Monday.”

KY: 42 VIOLATIONS ALLEGED. Story here. “The state’s Executive Branch Ethics Commission has charged Richie Farmer with 42 ethics violations accusing him of misusing state funds and state employees during his time in office.”

HAVE A GOOD DAY. A few housekeeping items for those interested. (1) Yesterday’s links were a little tardy. I accidentally set the post to launch at 6:30 p.m. instead of a.m. I prepare many of the links the night before they appear on the site, mainly because I don’t do any work on the site at my more than full-time day job. The site is run 100% on my personal time and personal computer/iPad. I “set it and forget it” before I leave home for the day. WordPress allows me to set a time for the post to appear and from there Feedburner automatically sends the link to subscribers around 9 a.m. Nobody is sitting at a desk at 9 a.m. and hitting send. 2) At times the items I link to become unavailable for usually technical reasons. If you ever notice a broken link, please let me know. (3) Paywalls are coming to The Post. I really don’t want to be linking to things that you can’t read. That’s why I hardly ever link to services requiring a subscription. If enough sources erect paywalls, this site may not be as useful as I’d like. Until then, let’s hope media sources try other ways to generate revenues. (4) Thanks again for visiting!

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