the 1-9 political law links

EYE ON WEBB. PAC payments were apparently made to his family, according to reports.

BUSH GROUP COVERAGE. WSJ. “It is unclear what role each PAC will play in laying the basis for a Bush presidential bid. But Mr. Bush would be legally allowed to raise money for and strategize with the super PAC, allowing the group to make plans for the 2016 cycle with his blessing.”

Q4 DEADLINE. The reminder I received explains: “The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, requires all active registrants to file quarterly activity reports with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the U.S. Senate. The fourth quarter report is due January 20, 2015, covering October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.”

DC: ALLEGATIONS AGAINST GROUP. “According to documents from the Office of Campaign Finance obtained by DCist, TIE. D.C. was in violation of several campaign finance laws, including failure to officially register as a political committee, failure to file a financial report, and failure to include proper language on its campaign literature.”

MT: ETHICS SCHOOL. Great Falls Tribune. “Ethics courses took up the bulk of the morning.”

OR: SPOUSE ETHICS BILL. “A Republican state representative plans to introduce a bill in the session that starts next month to prevent the spouse of Oregon’s governor from leveraging state resources for personal financial gain.”

SC: COMPLAINTS DISMISSED. “The S.C. Ethics Commission has cleared state Attorney General Alan Wilson of allegations that he accepted improper contributions in his 2010 campaign after the Republican refunded more than $40,000 to donors.”

VA: REFORM PROPOSALS. FFX Times. One “bill would ban members of the General Assembly from accepting intangible gifts worth more than $250 from lobbyists or anyone doing business or seeking to do business with the state, unless the trip is cleared in advance by an ethics advisory panel.”


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