12-12 political law links

SUPPORT ALLEGATION. AP. “In a public statement, DSA alleges that Joseph Paolino Jr., managing partner of Paolino Properties and a former mayor of Providence, provided services to the Buttigieg campaign free of charge—something that should be considered an in-kind donation or charged to the campaign at a fair market price.”

CA: CONTRIBUTIONS AT ISSUE. VC. “The Ojai school board president and several others allegedly helped conceal more than $1.8 million in excessive campaign contributions between 2016 and 2018, according to a federal indictment.”

NY: REFORM UPDATE. NYP. “You’ve got to give Gov. Cuomo points for chutzpah. Just days after praising the Public Campaign Finance Commission for slashing maximum donations to candidates for state office, there he was at a huge $25,000-a-table fundraiser for his birthday.”

PA: SUIT FINE. WTAE. “Outgoing City Councilwoman Darlene Harris is suing the City of Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto and the city’s ethics board and its top ethics official.”


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