4.10.19 political law links

TOMORROW AT THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. FEC. “The Commission considers new regulations, advisory opinions and other public matters at open meetings, which are typically held at FEC headquarters on Thursdays at 10:00am.”

AL: PROSECUTION MOVE. AL. “When state lawmakers say district attorneys should prosecute ethics crimes, not the Attorney General’s office nor the Ethics Commission, mind what they mean, not what they say.”

CA: REFORM TIME. VOC. “With these forty four counts of wrongdoing, it is time to renew our call for political reform.”

IN: FIRM PAID. SBT. “The Indiana House Ethics Committee has hired an outside attorney to investigate allegations that House Speaker Brian Bosma used campaign funds to collect unflattering information about a former intern who claims she had a sexual encounter with him decades ago.”

LA: WAR CHEST. NS. “Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has more than $10 million cash in the bank to invest in his reelection campaign, while wealthy Republican businessman Eddie Rispone surpassed that total by investing millions more of his own fortune.”

PA: CAMPAIGNS REPAY. PPG. “The Post-Gazette reported in February that some of Mr. Fitzgerald’s colleagues on the local political stage disclosed spending thousands of dollars in campaign money on meals, either venturing widely across the region’s restaurant scene, as county Treasurer John Weinstein did, or returning regularly to a ‘home office,’ as Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has described Cappy’s Cafe in Shadyside.”

PA: ALLEGED VIOLATIONS. PPG. “On Monday, the D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability, a nonprofit accountability watchdog group, called on the Allegheny County Board of Elections and District Attorney’s office to investigate the key players in a group called Americans Against Socialism for allegedly violating campaign finance reporting laws.”

PA: CASH SCRAMBLE. PHL. “Candidates for city offices had to file their latest campaign finance reports Tuesday, and the records offered few surprises. For one thing, Mayor Jim Kenney has at least 10 times the amount of cash on hand as one of his challengers six weeks before the May 21 primary.”


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