- Cellphone fees, education mandates among new state laws Updated: May-28-16 12:37 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles," and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many state officials.
- Sentencing delayed for man who funded DC 'shadow campaign' Updated: May-28-16 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON - A judge has postponed the sentencing of the businessman who financed an illegal get-out-the-vote effort for former District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray.
- US senator testifies at congressman's corruption trial Updated: May-26-16 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey testified for the prosecution Thursday in the trial of a congressman accused of trying to land an ambassadorship for a friend in exchange for a bribe.
- Kansas launches new campaign finance website amid criticism Updated: May-26-16 4:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission has launched a new campaign finance website that officials say might not address the public's needs.
- The Latest: McAuliffe attorney: Probe should be closed Updated: May-25-16 1:23 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Latest on a federal investigation into Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's campaign contributions (all times local):
- Fujimori hit by money laundering probe before Peru election Updated: May-21-16 12:02 am
LIMA, Peru - Peru's tight presidential race took a surprise turn Friday when prosecutors confirmed they've opened a preliminary investigation against front-runner Keiko Fujimori and her American husband for money laundering.
- Arkansas court rejects lawsuit over campaign finance measure Updated: May-19-16 8:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit challenging the attorney general's decision to reject the wording of a ballot measure that would impose new campaign finance and ethics restrictions on elected officials.
- The Latest: Montana officials seek stay on campaign limits Updated: May-18-16 6:38 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Latest on Montana campaign contribution limits (all times local):
- California Editorial Roundup Updated: May-18-16 4:45 pm
- Tax measure could cause financial jolt to California smokers Updated: May-17-16 1:18 am
SAN DIEGO - A campaign to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 a pack said Monday it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the Nov. 8 ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers in the nation's most populous state.
- Idaho PAC files late last-minute spending report Updated: May-16-16 7:36 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A political action committee under investigation in Idaho for suspicious campaign contributions failed to report more than $9,000 in expenditures until the day before the May 17 primary election.
- The Latest: FBI agent displays checks in Rep. Fattah's trial Updated: May-16-16 4:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The Latest on the corruption trial of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (all times local):
- Judge to decide contribution limits lawsuit without trial Updated: May-16-16 4:01 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal judge says he will decide whether Montana's campaign contribution limits are unconstitutional without holding a trial.
- Post impeachment, Brazil's road ahead filled with challenges Updated: May-15-16 12:23 pm
SAO PAULO - To say that Michel Temer faces huge challenges would be an understatement.
- Beshear appoints special prosecutor for Longmeyer case Updated: May-12-16 7:07 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has appointed a special prosecutor to handle the case against his former deputy.
- Providence city councilman arraigned on embezzlement charge Updated: May-11-16 3:43 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Providence city councilman has been arraigned on charges he misused campaign funds and embezzled more than $127,000 from a youth organization he founded.
- California congressman's father admits illegal donations Updated: May-10-16 7:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The father of a California congressman admitted Tuesday that he illegally arranged for nearly $270,000 in campaign contributions to his son's 2010 and 2012 campaigns.
- Former DC mayor's aide gets 6 months in 'shadow campaign' Updated: May-10-16 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON - A onetime aide to former District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison for his role in an illegal slush fund that helped Gray get elected in 2010.
- Ex-Kentucky basketball star Farmer files for bankruptcy Updated: May-08-16 2:28 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Former state agriculture commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer, who went to prison for violating state ethics and campaign finance laws, has filed for bankruptcy.
- Pennsylvania FBI sting: Prelude to more corruption arrests? Updated: May-08-16 9:51 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The FBI's approach to a campaign cash sting that snared a onetime top aide to former Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell suggests that it is a prelude to more public corruption arrests, former federal prosecutors say.
- The Latest: Legislature OKs bill amending election law Updated: May-07-16 6:18 am
PHOENIX - The Latest on criminal penalties for campaign finance violations (all times local):
- Amendment reinserts crimes for campaign finance violations Updated: May-06-16 2:59 pm
PHOENIX - The Senate has amended an elections-related bill to reinsert criminal penalties and make other changes to a sweeping campaign finance bill Gov. Doug Ducey signed earlier this session.
- Idaho officials eye legality of recent campaign donations Updated: May-06-16 2:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A series of campaign contributions made by an embattled Idaho Republican Party official has caught the eye of the secretary of state's office.
- Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations Updated: May-05-16 3:38 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Three campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul were convicted Thursday in a federal case alleging they conspired to cover up the campaign's payments to a former Iowa state senator who had agreed to endorse their boss.
- Montana defends campaign finance law ahead of elections Updated: May-03-16 4:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana attorneys on Tuesday defended the state's new campaign finance disclosure law against a gun-rights organization that wants parts of it struck down before next month's primary elections.