12.13 political law links

TOMORROW AT THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is here.

GUIDE UPDATE. Steven Sholk sends word that the updated version (large PDF) of his important article, “A Guide to Election Year Activities of Section 501(c)(3) Organizations,” has been published by Practising Law Institute as part of the course materials for the seminar, “Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings & Restructurings 2017.”

FAMILIAL LOBBYING. FB. “A Pennsylvania Democrat running for Congress failed to note while he criticized the involvement of corporate lobbyists in crafting the Republican tax reform bill that his father is a top lobbyist for PNC Financial Services Group, which lobbied both the House and Senate on tax reform.”

MD: FUND SMALL. MR. “There is enough money in the state public campaign fund for one candidate and one election in the 2018 gubernatorial election, according to the state campaign finance director.”

NJ: UPENDING THE LAW. OBS. “On Nov. 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that limits on individual contributions to candidates for a single election are constitutional.”

OR: OVERSEEING PUBLIC FINANCE. WW. “City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is poised to oversee the city’s public campaign finance program.”

WI: ETHICS CLASH. JSO. “The leaders of the state Ethics Commission from both parties asked Attorney General Brad Schimel on Tuesday to acknowledge they had fully cooperated with a leak investigation, but Schimel quickly declined to do so.”


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