01.29.2018 political law links

OPENING FOR REFORM.  HILL.  “What does it mean then to be in a post-television era? The assumption that Buckley made in drawing an analogy between money, gasoline, and political speech is less viable now than it was in 1976.”

KS:  DATABASE TAKEN DOWN.   GT.  “Kansas state government has made the last four Social Security digits of thousands of Kansas state workers available to the public for more than a decade.”

NC:  SUPER PAC REPORT.   WRAL.  “Eyes went wide and lawyers cringed Thursday afternoon when Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s campaign took credit for a $1 million donation to a super-PAC that supported him in the last election.”

NC:  TICKET PAYMENTS.   NO.  “After the Democratic governor won election in 2016, his campaign continued spending big bucks throughout 2017 – including more than $9,000 on tickets to events at UNC-Chapel Hill.”

TX:  HARVEY RELIEF.   EN.  “As top office-holders madly raise funds before the March 6 primary, some are donating campaign dollars to a philanthropic cause — Hurricane Harvey relief.”


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