Friday’s political law links

HRC IDEAS.   Slate.  Hasen says “a constitutional amendment is a terrible way to try to fix the problem.”

HRC DONATION POLICY.   HuffPo.  “Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign will accept donations from lobbyists and political action committees, a difference in policy from the man she’s hoping to replace, President Barack Obama.”

PARTY POWER DECLINE.  NYT.  “The uneventful passing of April 15 is only the most subtle indication of the way super PACs are transforming the presidential nominating process.”

NEW SUPER PAC.  Politico.  “Two of Scott Walker’s top political hands from Wisconsin will forgo roles on his likely presidential campaign to instead run a super PAC supporting the Republican governor.”

MENENDEZ LEGAL EXPENSES.  “When a politician raises funds for an election campaign, those dollars should be used only in furtherance of that campaign for that office.”

CA:  OC ENFORCEMENT.  VoiceofOC.  “Amid widespread frustration over what many say is lax enforcement of local campaign finance limits by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Orange County officials and residents gathered Wednesday to talk about how to better police the county’s political scofflaws.”

MD:  CONTRACTOR DISCLOSURE.   NLR (J. Kahl).  ”On April 10, the Maryland General Assembly made significant changes to the state’s public contractor political contribution disclosure law.”

OR:  ETHICS IMPRINT.  PT.  “Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and Republican legislative minorities are competing to put their imprints on changes in government ethics and public records laws.”

VA:  VOTE PUT OFF.   13NewsNow.  “Governor Terry McAuliffe signed off on amendments to ethics legislation passed in the closing minutes of the General Assembly session this winter that would cap the total amount of annual gifts allowed from lobbyists at $100, instead of a $100 cap on each individual gift.”

WI:  GOALS CLASH.   HNG.  “As the process wends its way from informational hearing to bill to law, which side is more likely to see its dream come true?”


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