6.26.18 political law links

CA:  NEW CHAIR.    WV.  “Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Alice Travis Germond of West Hollywood, as chairperson of the California Fair Political Practices Commission… She was California political director for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1992 and super delegate director for Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1987, where she was California co-chair in 1984. Germond was deputy political director for Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign from 1987 to 1988. She was national vice-chair for Governor Brown’s presidential campaign in 1980, where she was national matching funds director in 1976. Germond was deputy campaign manager for Governor Brown’s re-election gubernatorial campaign in 1978.”

MA:  LOBBYING BILL.   BG.  “Two years after Mayor Martin J. Walsh proposed what he called tough municipal lobbying laws, the City Council seems ready to tackle the issue — with its own draft.”

MA:  USE OF EMAIL.   MMT.  “The state’s campaign ethics office found that Mashpee Public Schools Superintendent Patricia DeBoer’s use of school email in the run-up to town election in May violated campaign finance law, according to its letter to the town’s top school official.”

MT:  $28,000 STAPLE.   MC.  “”‘The bottom line is, (the commissioner) wants MSSA to pay $28,000 and admit to being an outlaw because the provided list was not attached to the form C-2 instead of the form C-7,’ Marbut said. ‘This entire affair ends up being more of a comment on the nature and actions of (the commissioner) than on the law-abiding character and actions of MSSA Political Action Committee – a $28,000 demand for a missing staple.'”

OH:  ANOTHER DELAY.   CIN.  “Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor has asked the Hamilton County Board of Elections for a second extension to comply with its request for detailed campaign finance reports, as required by law.”

TX:  TEC TO RULE.   CBS.  “The Texas Ethics Commission will soon rule on a female candidate’s request to pay for campaign-related child care expenses with political contributions.”


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