Round-up of today’s political law links

AL:  CLAIM DISPUTED.  WAAY.  “An attorney for Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that the governor didn’t violate any campaign finance laws when money from his campaign fund went to legal representation for a former aide.”

AR:  E-FILING BILL.  KASU. “Republican State Rep. Jana Della Rosa of Rogers is renewing her effort to make Arkansas political candidates’ campaign finance reports more searchable. Della Rosa filed a bill this week requiring legislative, judicial and constitutional office candidates to enter their campaign finance information electronically through a new online system.”

CT:  PROBE UPDATE.   DP.   “Officials from the Connecticut Democratic Party said Thursday they’ve learned federal officials have ended a criminal investigation into fundraising for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election campaign.”

MS:   GOING DIGITAL.  DJ.  “Searchable annual campaign finance reports for statewide officials became accessible online to the public for the first time this week on the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website.”

MT:  BILL TO INCLUDE FEES.  GFT.  “In other action, lawmakers are considering a bill that would include filing fees as campaign expenditures.”

VT:  WHAT’S ALLOWED?  BFP.  “The Legislature is considering an ethics package which would require political candidates to disclose their financial information and create a new office to serve as the starting point for ethical complaints.”


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