Today’s Links

DON’T REIMBURSE.  Venable.  “The FEC has said that the method for reimbursement does not matter. Bonuses, expense reimbursement, etc. are all impermissible.”

PAC PRIMED.  MDN.  “Priorities USA was the largest — most money raised and spent— of all registered super PACs during the 2016 campaign. Expect it to retain that mantle in the 2018 cycle, as it begins prepping for the midterm elections, 18 months away.”

AL:  PROBABLE CAUSE.   AL.  “The Alabama Ethics Commission unanimously ruled Wednesday that there was probable cause Brighton Mayor Brandon Dean violated ethics rules when he used a police vehicle for personal transportation.”

AZ:  CASE APPOINTMENT.   USN.  “Attorney General Mark Brnovich has appointed a county prosecutor to review a finding that found his predecessor violated campaign finance laws during the 2010 campaign.”

CA:  COMPLAINT FILED.  LAT.  “In a wide-ranging complaint dated June 1, Skinner raises issues about how properly Peotter disclosed his economic interests during his time as a council member, where he has served since 2014, or as a Newport Beach planning commissioner prior to that.”

DC:  BOWSER FINE.   WP.  “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s campaign committee has been ordered to pay $13,000 in fines for taking campaign donations in excess of legal limits during her successful run for office three years ago.”

DC:  IGNORING OK.   WP.  “Feel free to thumb your nose at deadlines for providing information. Know that skirting the rules may actually help you get elected. If there is a fine, however paltry, it won’t have to come out of your pocket but can be paid — you guessed it — with campaign funds.”

TN:  LARGE FINE.   NC5.  “Tennessee campaign finance officials have imposed a nearly $465,000 fine on a former lawmaker who was expelled from the General Assembly in 2016.”

WI:  TOUGH LAWS.   WPR.  “A group of Democratic state lawmakers has introduced a package of bills to tighten Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws.”


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