4-23 political law links

HASEN ON BUSH.  Slate.  “The idea that Jeb Bush is not ‘testing the waters’ for a presidential run is absurd.”

OCE LOSES GOSS.  USAT.  “Former congressman and former CIA director Porter Goss resigned as chairman of the Office of Congressional Ethics this week and was announced as a senior adviser in the public policy and political law practice at the law firm Dickstein Shapiro.”

TACO FRENZY.  FL.org.  “On Tuesday afternoon, to thank congressional staffers for all they do on behalf of the fast food industry, franchisees hosted their annual reception at the Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill, a free food giveway in which staffers and interns gorged themselves on unlimited free Taco Bell tacos and nachos.”

AZ:  RULING IN DISCLOSURE CASE.  Tucson.com.  “Groups attacking politicians can’t hide their funding sources simply by claiming they’re “educating” voters on issues, the Arizona Supreme Court concluded Tuesday.”

FL:   FINE FOR ERRORS.  HT.  “The Sarasota County Republican Party paid $20,000 in fines earlier this year to the state elections commission, new campaign finance reports filed this month show.”

MT:  NEW LAW.  MTS.  “Sponsored by Republican Sen. Duane Ankney of Colstrip and backed by Bullock, the Montana Disclose Act will shed some light on anonymous money that began flowing into elections after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.”

OR:  LIMITS URGED.  OR Live.  “Staring down constitutional concerns, uncertain details and strong political headwinds, Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday urged lawmakers to pass a pair of campaign finance measures meant to ‘significantly curtail the role money plays in Oregon politics.'”


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