Mon. 4-13 political law links

CALLS COMING.  Desert Sun.  “Last week, the National Republican Congressional Campaign announced the coming of thousands of live phone calls in the 36th Congressional District that would be intended to link the Palm Desert Democrat to the Hillary Clinton email scandal.”

SUPER PAC REQUEST.  “A pro-Clinton super PAC, American Bridge, filed a public records request this month for correspondence between Enquirer statehouse reporter Chrissie Thompson and Gov. Kasich’s office.”

KY:  GUILTY PLEA.  WHAS11.  “Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the plea of guilty and sentencing of former Kentucky State Representative Forrest ‘Ben’ Waide, of Madisonville, Ky., for violations of Kentucky campaign finance laws.”

MO:  GIFT LIMIT SUPPORT.  “The issue at hand was an amendment to place a $25 limit on lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers.”

NY:  LLC ISSUE.  “The Brennan Center for Justice, along with the law firm Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff and Abady, sent a letter to the state Board of Elections this week urging commissioners to rescind a 1996 opinion issued by the agency that created the so-called LLC loophole.”

OR:  STILL IN PURSUIT.     Bend Bulletin.  “State lawmakers are grappling with a familiar question after the ouster of former Gov. John Kitzhaber over alleged influence peddling from his office: How far should they go to create rules that govern themselves and their spouses to respond to an outraged public?”

TX:  ETHICS BILL PUNCH.  Tribune.  “After sparking blowback among legislators, a Senate proposal to overhaul ethics rules at the Capitol could lose some of the punch Gov. Greg Abbott was looking for.”


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