5-22 political law links

BOLO-GATE DAY 12. Tax Prof Blog has the latest.

CA: TRACFONE COMPLAINT. Press Release. “We have hereby requested that the FPPC investigate our claims in accordance with California’s ethics laws in order to determine the true sponsors of TCOV and whether the political process in California has been unduly subverted by corporate and/or political interests.” More here.

CT: AIDE CONVICTED. Story here. “Robert Braddock Jr., the campaign finance director for former House Speaker Christopher Donovan, was convicted Tuesday of scheming to hide the sources of contributions to Donovan’s failed campaign for Congress.”

NY: SOFT MONEY UPDATE. Here. “Contributions to New York’s limitless campaign accounts soared 24 percent over six years, jumping to a total of $87 million, a report Tuesday found.”

NY: CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND REALITY TV. News here. “The CBS ‘reality’ series ‘Brooklyn D.A.’ is an illegal campaign contribution to incumbent District Attorney Charles Hynes, his Democratic primary challenger claims in court.”

SC: OPPOSITION TO REFORM.News here. “South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is facing a bumpy political ride as she continues her push for a sweeping overhaul of the Palmetto State’s ethics laws.”


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