1.10.18 political law links

DC: REFORM BILL PASSES. WT. “The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a campaign finance reform bill that still faces opposition from Mayor Muriel Bowser.”

ME: ETHICS ENTANGLEMENTS. BDN. “The Bangor City Council member who now is the target of an ethics investigation has a history of failing to disclose his financial entanglements, the Bangor Daily News has found.”

MA: EMAIL VIOLATION. LS. “The School Department violated state law by using public resources on a field maintenance ballot question last month, according to the Office of Campaign & Political Finance.”

MO: THE YEAR? KCS. “A potential initiative petition could place a much more sweeping gift ban before voters later this year.”

VA: REFORM (AGAIN). NV. “Virginia is one of only a few states that permit unlimited donations to political candidates for state office, and the commonwealth is ripe for a discussion of that policy. Let’s just make sure the conversation is a little less one-sided than it has been to date.”

WA: VETO OVERRIDE. SR. “The calendar turned and a new face joined the Spokane City Council on Monday, but the panel held firm against arguments of overreach from the mayor and others that local campaign finance laws went too far.”

WI: OPPOSITION REMAINS. WPR. “Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is rejecting calls to hold a public hearing on the confirmation of Ethics and Elections commission leaders.”


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