3.15.18 political law links

LEFTOVER FUNDS USED.   CNN.  “When Mick Mulvaney left Congress to join President Donald Trump’s Cabinet in early 2017, he kept his re-election bank account alive and has spent more than $50,000 from it since, including donations to several Republican lawmakers the White House was lobbying.”

FACING NEW RULES.    BB.  “Political ad buyers on Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and other online platforms could face stricter disclosure requirements after the Federal Election Commission voted unanimously to move ahead on new rules for the internet.”

DC:  PUBLIC FINANCING SIGNED.   WAMU.  “In a turnaround that caught many by surprise, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday signed a bill creating a public financing program for local campaigns — and said she would fund it in her upcoming budget.”

NC:  APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE.    PP.  “Gov. Roy Cooper will make appointments to the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement this week while litigation over lawmakers’ structure of the board is pending.”

OR:  CONTROLLING THE SYSTEM.   PM.  “Under an ordinance that Portland City Council passed in an unexpected maneuver on March 8, the system–which will give money to future candidates for city commissioner–is now under the direct control of a sitting city commissioner.”

TN:  COMPLAINTS DISMISSED.   USN.  “A Tennessee panel has dismissed two campaign finance complaints against Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black in her gubernatorial bid.”


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