7.15.20 political law links

FRANKLIN HITS. FP. “U.S. Rep. Ross Spano is under fire again for illegal campaign contributions he accepted in 2018 when he was first elected to Congress.”

KEEPING FUNDS. BT. “North Dakota Democrats want the state’s congressman to return campaign contributions from a company that has received the largest contract to date to build a section of President Donald Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.”

CA: MATTER SETTLED. PT. “Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Scott Schmerelson has agreed to pay $400 for violations that he improperly filed a campaign finance disclosure form that omitted certain stock holdings.”

CA: NEW ON LLC’S. JDS. “Under the new regulations, LLCs will be required to identify the individual responsible for making political contribution decisions on behalf of the LLC (i.e., the ‘responsible officer’).”

IL: NO NEED. CT. “An Aurora City Council committee this week declined to go any further with adding a limit to campaign contributions in the city’s ethics ordinance.”

MO: MONEY ANALYSIS. KC. “Missouri’s pro-Medicaid expansion committee just landed a $1.5 million donation from a Washington, D.C.-based dark money group — the single largest campaign contribution to a Missouri candidate or committee since 2018.”

OH: BRIBERY CLOUDS. TB. “Offered $1,000 after promising his vote on Toledo City Council for a permit for an internet gambling business on Central Avenue, at-large councilman Gary Johnson instructed the businessman to put it in the form of a contribution to his campaign fund, but in somebody else’s name.”


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