1.9.18 political law links

ETHICS REVIEW.   LJ.  “The House Ethics Committee has named an investigative panel to determine whether Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment.”

CA:  MISSING REPORTS.  SFC.  “The state Fair Political Practices Commission is recommending that AC Transit Director Mark Williams be fined $60,000 for failing to file legally required campaign finance reports for five years.”

CA:  ASSEMBLYMEN AGREE.   LAT.  “Democratic Assemblymen Richard Bloom of Santa Monica and Al Muratsuchi of Torrance have agreed to pay fines for violating state campaign finance disclosure laws, according to documents released Monday.”

MO:  KEY ETHICS VOTE.   MN.  “The Missouri House General Laws Committee meets Monday at noon to hold a hearing on ethics legislation from State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann.”

PA:  WHEN DOES A BRIBE OCCUR?   MC.  “Adding to the hurdles prosecutors must clear is a nearly 30-year-old Supreme Court decision that sets a higher standard for proving bribery in cases like Pawlowski’s involving campaign contributions.”

WA:  REFORM FIGHT.  NWN.  “The new law includes a long list of actions. It lowers the maximum contribution limits to candidates to half of what the state allows. It also prohibits any company with more than $50,000 in city contracts from contributing to local campaigns.”

WI:  BUSINESS PROMOTION ALLEGED.   MW.  “The Wisconsin Ethics Commission told a Republican lawmaker it had ‘reasonable suspicion’ that he violated state ethics laws for promoting his roofing business on state-managed social media accounts.”


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