EXTENDED REVIEW. NP. “U.S. Rep. John J. ‘Jimmy’ Duncan Jr. is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, the AP reports.”
CA: CHAIR RESIGNS. SFE. “The chair of the Ethics Commission has abruptly stepped down after the watchdog agency failed to place a campaign reform measure on the June ballot intended to crack down on the potential for pay-to play politics at City Hall.”
CA: OAKLAND MONEY. ML. “A new MapLight analysis of campaign finance records for Oakland found that local candidates raised more than $4 million over the past three election cycles – with the vast majority of funding coming from a fraction of the city’s overall population.”
KS: EXPANDED REACH. CJO. “The Kansas Senate advanced a bipartisan bill Tuesday that requires registration of people lobbying any of the three branches of state government and allowing for expansion of gift and meal limits for state employees.”
TN: AD QUESTIONS. TN. “Unlike recent ads launched by other campaigns, the 30-second spot promoting the Nashville lawmaker wasn’t technically funded by Harwell’s campaign. And it doesn’t mention her candidacy.”
WY: PROVISION REMOVED. TRIB. ” A package of election law reforms meant to strengthen campaign finance reporting requirements took a significant step forward Tuesday as a House committee amended the bill to add clarity and sent it back to the full chamber.”
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