2.20 political law links

THE CAMPAIGN OF THE FUTURE EVENT. Today’s interesting event at Stanford will be audiocast live and the agenda and link to listen are online here.

CA: EXCEPTION REJECTED. LAT. “The state ethics watchdog panel adopted regulations Thursday banning political fundraisers in the homes of lobbyists, rejecting exceptions to the rule proposed by a group representing legislative advocates.”

MI: ADD IT UP. News Herald. “A lot of the campaigning in Michigan in 2014, especially television ads, was paid for by groups outside of candidates’ campaigns.”

NE: RESTRICTIONS SUPPORTED. Journal Star. “A bill to tighten up campaign finance restrictions in the wake of former Sen. Brenda Council’s misuse of campaign funds for gambling purposes gained broad support Thursday at a legislative committee hearing.”

NM: SANTA FE REWRITE. New Mexican. “As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen Santa Fe’s public campaign finance code, the City Attorney’s Office will draft an ordinance that attempts to define what actions amount to coordination between a candidate and an outside political group.”

JAPAN: FUNDS LAW LOOPHOLE. Japan Times. “The Political Funds Control Law bans political donations by companies and organizations within a year after they’ve received government subsidies.”

UK: WHAT DONATION REPORTS SHOW. UK Spectator. “While Labour have their big union donors, the Tories have their big business donors.”


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