AK: BILL CLASH. NM. “The two candidates for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives clashed over campaign financing and the 2017 tax cut law on Tuesday afternoon in Fairbanks.”
AR: LOBBYIST REPORTING. AO. “The state Senate Ethics Committee on Tuesday recommended broadening the rules on who must report their relationships with lobbyists.”
AZ: ALLEGATIONS AGAINST GROUP. AZC. “NoDDC, a Scottsdale group opposed to a desert education center in the city’s preserve, violated campaign finance laws by failing to register as a political action committee and using money to influence the upcoming election, according to the city.”
FL: NO APPEAL. NN. “The Naples City Council has chosen not to appeal a Collier County circuit court judge’s ruling that an ethics referendum can go before the voters.”
IL: IT’S A RECORD. CF. “Democrat J.B. Pritzker has pumped more of his own money into a campaign than any other self-financing candidate in U.S. history. The Gold Coast billionaire’s $146.5 million has bought him a place in the record books, breezing past Republican Meg Whitman, who set the previous record in 2010, when the former eBay honcho churned $144 million of her own fortune into her losing battle against Democrat Jerry Brown.”
MD: ETHICS PLAN. BS. “Democratic candidate for governor Ben Jealous released a plan Wednesday for ethics reform in state government in which he pledged to refuse all meetings with lobbyists convicted of fraud or corruption crimes.”
TX: REPORT FOLLOW-UP. KTV. “City council candidates who’ve failed to file campaign finance reports gave 6 Investigates plenty of reasons, including some who claim they’ve raised no money, when asked on Wednesday to explain their tardiness.”
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