Tues. political law links

JOSSEY ON CFR. DC. Paul Jossey discusses the new law.

UBER LOBBYING. Theverge.com. “According to the Post, local lobbying registration records indicate the company hired private lobbyists in at least 50 US cities and states and has hired at least 161 people to lobby for its interests.”

CA: COORDINATION ALLEGATION. SFChronicle.com. “The possibility of a lawsuit is tied to a recent ruling from the Fair Political Practices Commission. The state elections regulator found in November that Farrell’s campaign consultant on his 2010 run for supervisor, political consultant Chris Lee, illegally coordinated with an independent expenditure committee formed to get Farrell elected.”

MO: MANY PRONGS. Columbia Tribune. “Seven bills filed Monday in the Missouri House are part of a multi-pronged strategy to win significant changes in ethics laws governing public officials, state Rep. Caleb Rowden, sponsor of four of the proposals, said.”

MO: BILLS FILED. StLToday.com. “Rep. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, has filed a bill that would ban lobbyists’ gifts to individual legislators, their staff members and families.”

MT: POSTCARD VIOLATION. Billings Gazette. “The state commissioner of political practices ruled Thursday that Kimberly Dudik, a Democrat who narrowly won a seat in the 2015 Legislature representing House District 94, violated state campaign practice laws by not reporting $900 worth of printing expenses for postcards.”

WI: GAB ISSUES. WTAQ. “A report issued by the Legislative Audit Bureau finds several problems with the operation of the Wisconsin board which oversees elections.”

CAN: NO REGISTRY. CBC.ca. “The Northwest Territories is one of a handful of jurisdictions in Canada that doesn’t have a lobbyist registry, which documents meetings between public officials and paid lobbyists, but some say it’s worth considering setting one up.”


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