Wed. political law links

PRO-CRUZ PAC NEWS.  “Forsyth County resident Maria Strollo Zack is the founder of the Stand for Principle political action committee, or PAC.”

CONTRIBUTION IN THE NEWS.  “Citing anonymous sources, Yahoo reported that Menard backed the Wisconsin governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate by making more than $1.5 million in secret donations to Club for Growth, which doesn’t disclose its donors and spent heavily to defend Walker in his recall election.”

UNRESOLVED.  WP.  “U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. defended his leadership of the corruption investigation into former District mayor Vincent C. Gray and claimed credit for curbing payoffs and other political corruption in the city.”

LOBBYIST POLICY SCRUTINY.   WP.  ”The number of registrations dropped from 13,367 when Obama took office to 11,509 last year, according to an analysis by American University government professor James Thurber.”

PAY TO PLAY SUIT QUESTIONS.  Reuters.  “A U.S. federal appeals court raised doubts on Monday about whether two state Republican parties can legally challenge a federal pay-to-play rule that puts restrictions on investment advisers who make contributions to certain political candidates.”

ID:  SCHOOL BOARD DISCLOSURE.  “The Idaho House has passed a plan requiring school board candidates in roughly half of Idaho’s school districts to file campaign finance reports.”

WI:  REFORMS URGED.  “The state’s chief elections official told lawmakers in a joint Senate and Assembly hearing that Wisconsin’s laws governing campaign contributions, disclosure and the activity of candidates and independent groups are outdated in the wake of federal court decisions made in recent years.”

VT: AG SUED.  WCAX.  “Dean Corren used public money for his campaign, but now he is accused of violating Vermont’s public campaign financing law during his unsuccessful bid last year to unseat Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont.”


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