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Stories with subject: Campaign finance improprieties
  • Union to pay $32,000 for campaign finance reporting errors 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 6:35 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - State officials say a union representing thousands of public educators will pay nearly $32,000 after an attorney general's office lawsuit over campaign finance reporting deficiencies.

  • New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:58 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico is moving closer than ever toward creating an independent ethics commission to keep watch over the conduct and campaign finances of public officials, lobbyists and state contractors.

  • Candidates vie for secretary of state post after scandal 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 9:22 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - The fall election for New Mexico secretary of state will pit Democratic Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver against Republican state Rep. Nora Espinoza of Roswell in the wake of a scandal that landed the state election agency's former chief in jail.

  • Stenehjem leads gubernatorial fundraising with $240,000 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 6:27 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has nearly $240,000 on hand in his bid to be the state's next governor, far outpacing at least one of his competitors, according to campaign finance reports.

  • Poll: NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside pay 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 10:46 am

    ALBANY, New York - Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday.

  • Vermont State Police to discuss attorney general with feds 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 6:10 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont State Police are going to be meeting with federal officials to determine if an investigation is warranted into the campaign finance activities of state Attorney General William Sorrell.

  • Court: Arizona judicial candidates can't seek campaign cash 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 2:23 pm

    PHOENIX - A federal appeals court has reversed course and now says Arizona can prohibit some candidates for elected judgeships from soliciting campaign contributions or participating in somebody else's campaign.

  • Commission hears ethics complaint against Arkansas treasurer 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 8:39 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Ethics Commission on Tuesday refused to dismiss a complaint against Republican state Treasurer Dennis Milligan that alleges more than a dozen ethics and campaign finance violations.

  • Critics: Colorado 'outsourced' campaign finance enforcement 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 6:05 pm

    DENVER - Tammy Holland says she just wanted to get her rural Colorado neighbors to read up on a school board election when she took out newspaper ads last September that listed the candidates and criticized some of the board's votes.

  • AG seeks fines against grocery group for 2013 election 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 6:19 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a court to penalize the Grocery Manufacturers Association for violating the state's campaign finance laws during a 2013 campaign to defeat a measure that would have required labeling genetically engineered foods.

  • Report: No sanctions for Vermont attorney general 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 3:35 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A report detailing findings of an investigation into alleged illegal campaign finance activity by Vermont's longest-serving attorney general does not recommend any sanctions or penalties against him.

  • Appeals court upholds FEC rule on disclosure requirements 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 9:12 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Thursday dealt a setback to campaign finance reform advocates in a ruling about who pays for political ads.

  • New Mexico lawmakers convene to forge budget story has photos
    Updated: Jan-19-16 10:14 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - Republican Gov. Susana Martinez called on state lawmakers to crack down on violent crime and put public safety at the top of state priorities as New Mexico's Legislature convened Tuesday for a 30-day budgetary session.

  • Menendez renews attack on federal corruption indictment 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 9:32 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez renewed his attack on federal corruption charges against him in a court filing Monday, claiming that a federal judge's ruling misinterpreted the laws governing the conduct of elected officials.

  • Ex-lawmaker gets probation, but investigation to continue 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 7:05 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A former Utah lawmaker was sentenced to probation Monday for taking campaign cash from the mayor of Salt Lake County, but prosecutors say they're investigating allegations of more missing money.

  • Police: 2 arrested in theft of funds from Senate president 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 6:27 pm

    LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Las Cruces police arrested two men Monday accused of embezzling more than $180,000 from a high-ranking member of the New Mexico Senate.