2.10 political law links

SUPER PAC MOVES. Politico. “David Brock on Monday abruptly resigned from the board of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, revealing rifts that threaten the big-money juggernaut being built to support Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential campaign.”

HOME SALE QUESTIONS. Stltoday.com. “A watchdog group on Monday filed a complaint against Illinois Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock over his home sale to a campaign donor.”

TOMORROW AT THE FEC. FEC Calendar. “The Commission is holding a hearing … on its advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding aggregate biennial contribution limits.”

AZ: LOBBYIST DONATION TIMING. AZcentral.com. “A state House committee endorsed a bill Monday allowing Arizona lawmakers to begin raising money earlier for office expenses, while striking language permitting lobbyists to contribute to sitting legislators.”

CA: BALLOT SPENDING. Dailycal.org. “Finance committees for the ballot measures of last November’s elections ultimately spent more than $3 million, according to campaign disclosure documents filed this month.”

NM: FINES UNCOLLECTED. KOB. “Most of the fines assessed by the secretary of state’s office for violations of New Mexico’s campaign finance reporting laws go uncollected.”

NM: STALLED. NM Political Report. “A House committee voted on Monday to table a bill that would require more information from lobbyists at the state legislature.”

PA: PAC IN THE NEWS. Philly.com. “Now, federal investigators who investigated McCord for strong-arming campaign contributions have subpoenaed records from the Treasury Department about The Enterprise Fund.”

PA: LAW IMPACTS FUNDING. Philly.com. “As a consequence, critics of the law say, candidates will be ever more dependent on the efforts of third-party campaign committees that have no limits when it comes to money raised and few requirements when it comes to transparency.”


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