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Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Local zoning drives high housing costs around Maine Municipal officials don’t have to answer to the people who can’t afford to live in their community. When people talk...

Pro-Parson committee fined for taking out-of-state donation

Nov. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An independent political action committee that supports Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was fined this week for taking a donation from an out-of-state committee, according to the state campaign finance oversight agency. At issue is a $150,000...

Lawsuit: NRA illegally funded Trump, other GOP candidates

Nov. 04, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and others. ...

Draft suggests campaign caps to replace those struck down

Nov. 03, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A draft opinion prepared by Alaska Public Offices Commission staff proposes imposing campaign contribution limits in the place of some of the caps that were struck down by a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year. Robin...

Thais launch campaign for repeal of royal defamation law

Oct. 31, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Thailand on Sunday announced a campaign to gather 1 million signatures to support the abolition of the law that makes defaming the monarchy a crime. About 3,000 people turned out in central Bangkok for a rally urging the end of...

Watchdog alleges Greitens broke campaign laws in Senate bid

Oct. 28, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An election watchdog on Thursday filed a federal complaint alleging former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens violated campaign finance laws in his bid for U.S. Senate. Washington-based nonprofit campaign finance watchdog group Campaign Legal Center filed...

Indicted senator steps aside as education chairman

Oct. 27, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee senator who was recently indicted on charges that he violated federal campaign finance laws announced Wednesday that he will step aside as chairman of the Senate Education Committee. Earlier this month, a federal grand jury in...

Court leans toward school rights to curb campus campaigning

Oct. 26, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal court has rejected a request by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, a group arguing its rights were violated while campaigning at a northern Idaho school on Election Day. The court last week denied the committee’s request to...

Tennessee senator indicted on campaign cash scheme charges

Oct. 25, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator and a Nashville social club owner were indicted on charges that they violated campaign finance laws by illegally concealing the transfer of $91,000 during the Republican lawmaker’s 2016 failed congressional campaign, federal investigators...

New Mexico governor returns contribution, amends filing

Oct. 21, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign for reelection on Wednesday amended its October campaign finance report and returned $4,200 to a corporate contributor after a donation exceeded limits set in state statute. Opposition political committee Stop...