Political law links

UPDATED ARTICLE. An updated version of Steven Sholk’s invaluable article, “A Guide to Election Year Activities of Section 501(c)(3) Organizations,” has been published by Practising Law Institute as part of the course materials for the seminar, Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings & Restructurings. The PDF is online here.

NEW SECRETARY. Examiner. “Sen. Mitch McConnell, who will assume the role of majority leader in 2015, has named longtime aide Julie Adams secretary of the Senate.”

CFROMNIBUS. RC. “An effort to ease limits on spending by party committees was among the late lingering issues as negotiations continued on legislation to keep the government funded past Thursday.”

MO: THE LIMITS OF REFORM. Politicmo.com. “Attorney General Chris Koster shrugged off questions on Monday about whether he supports efforts by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and others to reinstate campaign contributions in Missouri.”

MO: A FIRST. Stltoday.com. “In what is apparently a first in Missouri politics, conservative kingmaker Rex Sinquefield has given $1 million in a single donation to a single candidate.”

MT: COMPLAINT DISMISSED. Billings Gazette. “The state political practice commissioner has dismissed a Republican lawmaker’s complaint that Democratic Secretary of State Linda McCulloch improperly used public resources to solicit opposition to a ballot issue.”

VA: CFR ON AGENDA. Fauqiernow.com. “The council Tuesday also will conduct a public hearing on a proposal to adopt state campaign finance disclosure requirements.”

WA: JUDGE NAMED TO COMMISSION. Wenatcheeworld.com. “Former Chelan County Superior Court Judge John E. Bridges has a potential new job: Keeping campaign finance in Washington honest.”

WV: DEADLINE LOOMS. The Republic. “Lobbyists have less than a week to register with the West Virginia Ethics Commission for 2015.”


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