Good morning, here are Monday’s political law links

CRUZ ETHICS ISSUES.  Here.    “Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz potentially violated ethics rules by failing to publicly disclose his financial relationship with a Caribbean-based holding company during the 2012 campaign, a review of financial disclosure and company documents by TIME shows.”

AL:  NEW AGENCY PLANS.  Here.  “That’s why the committee is considering the creation of a non-partisan board similar to the Federal Elections Commission. It could review candidate’s filings, check them for any problems, receive complaints about candidate’s reports, and give advice to candidates about how to comply with the law.”

AZ:  COORDINATION ISSUES.  Here.  “Now, two county attorneys have concluded that Horne violated campaign finance law by coordinating activities with an independent expenditure committee.”

FL:  BONDI AND TRUMP ISSUE.  Here.  “Now comes criticism of a $25,000 contribution made by one of Donald Trump’s foundations to a political committee associated with Bondi. The donation came three days after an Attorney General’s Office spokeswoman said Bondi was reviewing allegations in a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general against get-rich-quick seminars associated with Trump.”

GA:  LOBBYIST SPENDING DOWN.  Here.  “The decline continues a trend of lower spending begun in February 2012 when advocates began pushing hard for reforms.”

MI:  ALLEGATIONS INVALID.  Here.  “Allegations that the Farmington Public Schools and its Board of Education President Howard Wallach recently violated the Michigan Campaign Finance Act are invalid, the Michigan Department of State has determined.”

MT:  LIMIT VIOLATION ALLEGED.  Here.  “Montana’s campaign and election regulator has found that Governor Steve Bullock violated state campaign finance laws during last year’s election by accepting contributions above the legal limit.”

NY:  DE BLASIO ON REFORM.  Here.  “So today, while common folk and businesses looking to exercise their First Amendment rights must abide by the limit, unions can keep the cash flowing to their favorite candidates.”

EU LOBBYING. The Times.  “As the European Union has emerged as a regulatory superpower affecting 28 countries that collectively form the world’s largest economy, its policies have become ever more important to corporations operating across borders.”


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