2.18 political law links

CHEVRON AND SHAREHOLDERS.  Triplepundit.com.  “Environmental groups, accusing the oil company of soaking the 2014 city elections with some $3 million in funding, are calling for Chevron to stop committing its money to local, state and federal elections.”

LINK ADDED.  I added a link to the Center for Political Accountability to my set of links (right).

MT:  BUDGET AND SALARY CUT.  Helena IR.  “A budget subcommittee this week voted to eliminate the in-house attorney in the state political practices commissioner’s office and to lower the commissioner’s salary by 23 percent.”

NY:   SUPER PAC SCARE.  Slive.com.  “District Attorney Daniel Donovan has changed course and will not attend a Manhattan fundraiser supporting his bid for Congress.”

OR:  WHAT’S NEXT?  Oregonlive.com.  “One of the most consequential bills would allow the Legislature to pass a resolution directing the attorney general to investigate accusations of legal or ethical wrongdoing in the governor’s office. The attorney general would have a 60-day window to investigate and pursue charges.”

RI:  DONORS UNKNOWN.   WPRI.  “We now know exactly who contributed to the outside group that backed Buddy Cianci in the final days of his failed comeback campaign, but we still don’t know who helped fund the group that attacked him.”

SC:  THE YEAR FOR REFORM.  Post and Courier.  “The bill, proposed by Sen. Larry Martin, R-Pickens, would provide independent investigation of ethics complaints against senators.”

VA: ETHICS REFORM UPDATE. WP. “After two rounds of ethics reform and much handwringing by legislators, political patrons in Virginia can still give elected officials unlimited donations and perks through their campaign committees.”


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