12.7 political law links

TODAY AT THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.   Material related to today’s meeting is here.

CA:  FPPC AND TECH.   SST.  “With upcoming elections, the FPPC is continuing its efforts to use technology to shed light on political spending.”

ID:  ATTORNEY RULES.   PR.  “Two campaign finance complaints filed with the city of Idaho Falls were sustained by the Idaho Falls City Attorney’s Office in municipal elections this year.”

KY:  ALLEGED VIOLATION.   WEKU.   “A lawsuit filed this week by an employee for the House Republican Caucus claims the secret settlement came from ‘prominent campaign donors.’ John Steffen heads the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, which oversees how candidates raise and spend donations. He said that after reading the complaint it doesn’t appear that Hoover broke campaign finance laws.”

NJ:  CASE SETTLED.   PHILLY.  “One of New Jersey’s most powerful political bosses has paid more than $20,000 as part of a settlement with the state’s campaign-finance watchdog, which accused him of illegally spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses including trips to Puerto Rico, a gym membership, and U.S. Open tickets.”


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