Wed. top political law links

TOMORROW’S FEC MEETING. The agenda is online here.

KASHMIR HILL ON BITCOIN. Forbes. “Whether donors can send cryptocoins to their party and politician of choice — and how that gets tracked — will get another look from the FEC this Thursday.”

SUPER PAC LAUNCH. Casper Star Tribune. “Obamacare is the crux of a new radio and TV ad campaign sponsored by Wyoming’s Own, a super PAC supporting Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.”

CA: DNA ON FLIERS CITED. NBC. “For months, she’s been investigating the case of illegal campaign mailers sent during a San Jose City council race.”

CO: COMPLAINT TO PROCEED. ABC7. “The state Independent Ethics Commission has voted to proceed with an ethics complaint filed against Gov. John Hickenlooper.”

NC: NEW FIRM HIRED. Here. “The city of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the Fayetteville Regional Chamber will hire the firm of Faegre Baker Daniels for a quoted price of $7,500 a month, starting early next year. The initial contract will be for six months.”

NJ: FREEHOLD PAY TO PLAY. News here. “The ordinance establishes thresholds for contributions to municipal candidates and political parties by individuals or firms that are seeking to perform services for or are performing services or holding a contract with Freehold Borough.”

SC: ETHICS BILL CRITICISM. FITSNEWS. “The ingredients for real ethics reform in the Palmetto State are surprisingly simple: Tough laws, tougher penalties and independent enforcement.”

IRELAND: ANONYMOUS GIVING. Belfast Telegraph. “At present, the anonymity of donors is protected for fear they would be targeted by terrorists who oppose their political views.”


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