11.7 political law links

CA:  FINED FOR TICKETS.  SFC.  “Former San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar will pay more than $26,000 for state and city ethics violations associated with concert tickets he took from Another Planet Entertainment within months of sponsoring a board resolution to extend the company‚Äôs permit for its Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park.”

CO:  TARGETING RULES.  PNS.  “As Coloradans cast their ballots today, a grassroots effort to limit the influence of big money in politics is setting its sights on Denver’s 2018 election.”

MD:  FORGOING FUNDS.  WP.  “Only two of the eight Democrats vying to replace Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in 2018 say they might seek public matching funds for their primaries, which Hogan did during his underdog run nearly four years ago.”

NV:  SUPER PAC SUPPORT.  USN.  “A conservative super PAC is sponsoring a million dollar ad campaign for Attorney General Adam Laxalt who recently announced his bid for governor.”

NY:  CONTRIBUTION LESSON.  NYT.  “The public is entitled to both the appearance and reality of honest justice in criminal cases. But given the legality of large contributions to district attorneys and the frequency of contributions from criminal defense lawyers, the appearance of influence is inescapable.”

SD:  PETITION SUBMITTED.  FOX.  “Mickelson says he also turned in slightly over 18,000 signatures for the measure that would ban out-of-state political contributions for ballot questions.”


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