Political law links

MYSTERY MONEY GUIDE. WSJ. “At issue is the complicated – and frequently perplexing – way the government tallies how much money groups spend on elections. Court rulings in recent years have contributed to the sprawling web of campaign finance disclosures.”

SUPER PAC EMERGES. AJC. “Treasurer Keith Mason says the group launched a six-figure buy in Atlanta.”

GA: ATLANTA WEIGHS IN. Atl. Prog. News. “At the Monday, September 15, 2014, Full Council Meeting, the City Council of Atlanta passed a resolution, 14-R-4121, sponsored by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) expressing the support of the City of Atlanta for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution of the U.S., clarifying that U.S. Congress has the authority to limit campaign contributions.”

MD: FINE WAIVED. WP. “The Maryland State Board of Elections on Thursday found that Republican Larry Hogan had not properly accounted for a poll commissioned before the launch of his gubernatorial bid but voted to waive a $50 fine that it could have imposed.”

MN: DASHBOARD. Minnpost.com. “MinnPost is tracking fundraising totals for candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House in 2014.”

VA: WADING INTO ETHICS. Daily Press. “Gov. Terry McAuliffe will roll out a new set of ethics proposals before the 2015 legislative session, developing them through a bipartisan commission that will also take a deep dive into long-standing traditions of Virginia government.”

AUS: DISCLOSURE DOWN UNDER. Theaustralian.com. “Almost all submissions to the inquiry, headed by former senior public servant and business figure Kerry Schott, have favoured continuous or real-time disclosures of donations, instead of the current regime where donations are made public months after an election.”


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