2-5-19 political law links

DOCUMENTS SUBPOENED. NYT. “President Trump’s inaugural committee was ordered on Monday to turn over documents about its donors, finances and activities to federal prosecutors in Manhattan, according to two people familiar with their investigation into the committee’s activities.”

ME: RULES TABLED. MDI. “A proposal to require candidates for local office and political action committees (PACs) to disclose campaign contributions has been put on hold. The town council asked Town Manager Cornell Knight for more information how the proposed change would impact candidates for municipal office.”

MA: UNION CAP. WBUR. “Massachusetts campaign finance regulators proposed new rules last Friday that would cap unions’ political contributions at $1,000 per candidate.”

MI: SPENDING AND SETTLEMENT. MR. “Consumers Energy has agreed to stop giving money to non-profit political advocacy groups for two years, under the terms of a rate case settlement agreement with the Michigan Public Service Commission.”

OK: LEADERSHIP PAC BAN. OKC. “The rule specifically states no candidate shall establish, maintain, operate, finance, make decisions, file reports or be an officer of a political action committee.”

OR: PLAN DUEL. SMJ. “Coming off the most expensive gubernatorial race in state history, a handful of campaign finance proposals are circulating the state Capitol early in the 2019 legislative session.”

VA: SUPER PAC SPEND. POL. “A super PAC devoted to electing black Democratic candidates is prepared to bankroll a negative ad campaign against Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam calling for his impeachment.”

CAN: DONATION DROP. OC. “Donations to political parties in British Columbia dropped significantly last year after new rules banning union and corporate contributions came into effect.”


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