Tues. political law links

LABOR SPENDING.  HuffPo.  “A Koch spokeswoman recently called the brothers’ spending ‘drops in a bucket’ compared to what unions spend.”

DEAL STRUCK.  FINalternatives.com.  “Two of the key players in a pay-to-play scandal that ensnared a number of hedge and private-equity funds have settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

FL:  LET’S GO TO WORK COMPLAINT.  WJCT.  “The head of the Florida Democratic Party contends that the campaign of Gov. Rick Scott is breaking the state’s campaign finance law.”

MN:  LOBBYIST MEAL BAN UPDATE.  Star Tribune.  “A Minnesota Senate subcommittee on elections unanimously approved a bill Monday to reinforce a gift ban that was softened last year.”

NJ:  SUPER PAC SPENDING.  NorthJersey.com.  “Similar groups have gained in prominence and donations across the country since the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United.”

NY:  PUBLIC FINANCING IN THE BUDGET.  NCPR.  “For the first time, New York’s state Senate has included Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for public campaign financing in its budget resolution.”

WI:  PRWATCH ON PROPOSALS.  Here.  “New court filings confirm that Wisconsin’s John Doe campaign finance investigation hinges on how state election law treats ‘issue ad’ groups coordinating with political campaigns, shedding new light on a Republican effort to quietly change the law in advance of Governor Scott Walker’s reelection campaign.”


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