11.18 political law links

NEW PACKAGE. RC. “Pelosi and Sarbanes said during the call that they expect the House to move early next year to pass a bill similar to the current measure, which stretches hundreds of pages. It would set up an optional program to match contributions candidates receive from small donors with six times that amount from the government.”

TIES CUT. FN. “Rep. Ilhan Omar is reportedly severing financial ties with her husband’s political consulting firm after previous payments totaling nearly $2.8 million ignited scrutiny and complaints to a campaign finance watchdog.”

HEARING TODAY. SRULES. The hearing for FEC nominees starts at 10 a.m.

CA: FUNDING REVEALED. FB. “Special interest groups — mainly labor unions, agricultural groups, real estate interests, oil/energy groups and health care interests — top the list for many Republican and Democratic candidates in the central San Joaquin Valley.”

CA: NEW CHIEF. OCB. “The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) today announced the appointment of Angela Brereton as Chief of Enforcement.”

VA: DOMINION ENERGY GIVES. EP. “Dominion Energy has contributed $750,500 to Virginia General Assembly members and political committees so far this year, according to campaign finance reports that its political action committee filed with the Virginia Department of Elections through September.”

WA: TRIAL STARTS. COL. “The state of Washington on Monday began its court case against Tim Eyman, alleging that over the better part of a decade, the serial initiative filer and conservative activist solicited kickbacks, laundered political donations and flouted campaign finance law in an ongoing scheme to enrich himself and deceive his political donors and the public.”

WI: RECOUNT CO$T. WEC. “Wisconsin’s county clerks have submitted cost estimates totaling approximately  $7.9 million for a statewide recount, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.”


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