Good morning, here are political law links for Wed.

GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE PROPOSAL.  The Hill.  “Groups like Sierra Club, Communications Workers of America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee are endorsing legislation from Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) that would offer tax credits to campaign donors as well as matching funds to candidates who forgo traditional PAC contributions.”

MAHER GETTING REAL? NJ Herald. “Maher, in an interview with the New York Times, said he would pick a district where his involvement might make a difference.”

LARGEST PAC #’S.  Roll Call.  “The political action committee of Honeywell International had receipts of $4.1 million in 2013, ranking it first in receipts among all federal corporate PACs.”

TEA FIZZ.  The Hill.  “Many Tea Party candidates are fizzling with their fundraising — an early sign they might struggle to upend the entrenched incumbents they’re challenging in this year’s primary elections.”

ANDREWS RESIGNING.  The Hill.  “Andrews, who was dealing with a congressional ethics probe, announced his decision at a press conference Tuesday morning at his district office in Haddon Heights, N.J.”

VIEW ON MEDIA.  WSJ.  “The point is that government officials cannot be trusted to regulate journalists fairly and without bias.”

FB HIRES.  Politico.  “Facebook is poaching from telecom giant Verizon to fill the vacancy left by Louisa Terrell, who was the company’s top Democratic lobbyist for the Senate.”

SITE QUESTIONS.  Tampa Bay Times.  “Ray Bellamy said he wanted to make a political contribution to Alex Sink a Google search landed him at ‘'”

RGA RECEIPTS. WP. “Two Native American tribes battling over a proposed casino in Kenosha, Wis., are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars aimed at influencing public opinion — and the Republican Governors Association is coming up aces.”

LA:  TESTIMONY IN TRIAL.  FOX8.  “Prosecutors in former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s federal corruption trial presented the jury with testimony and email evidence that Nagin pressured a national retail giant to do business with his family.”

CAN:  FAIR ELECTIONS ACT.  National Post.  “The Harper government is set to introduce a new ‘Fair Elections Act’ that will increase the amount Canadians are allowed to contribute to political parties; will rein in the power of the Chief Electoral Officer when it comes to launching investigations into violations of electoral law; and will end the practice of “vouching” for voters who don’t have proof of identification at the ballot box, according to sources who have seen the draft bill.”



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