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National/Federal A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, Is Refashioned by the GOP Hartford Courant – Nicholas Confessore and Karen Yourish (New York Times) | Published: 5/16/2022 At the extremes of American life, replacement theory – the notion that Western elites, sometimes […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Legislature called a concurrent legislative session to begin May 18 concerning $1.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund spending. The special session will also cover $698 million in Large-scale Economic Activity and Development Act (LEAD Act) allocations […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The Alaska Legislature adjourned sin die late Wednesday after finally coming to an agreement on the state’s budget bill. Lawmakers set this year’s dividend for each resident at $3,200 from Alaska’s Permanent Fund, a fund derived from the state’s oil […]

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May 19, 2022  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Florida: “Mystery Group Behind Ads in ’20 Central Florida Primary Must Reveal Donors, Judge Rules” by Annie Martin (Orlando Sentinel) for The Black Chronicle Ohio: “Leader of Columbus Green-Energy Ballot Measure Guilty of Falsifying Campaign Finance Report” by […]

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NY State Capitol - by formulanone

New York Rep. Tom Reed announced his retirement from Congress seven months before his final term was set to conclude. His resignation comes after the congressman faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Rep. Antonio Delgado is also expected to resign to […]

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May 18, 2022  •  

Meet our Expert – Emone Smith

Meet Emone Smith, Finance Administrative Assistant! What are your areas of expertise? I am a Finance Assistant. How many years of experience do you have at State and Federal Communications? I have been at State and Federal Communications for 9 […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On May 17, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) made available its updated FEC Form 1, the Statement of Organization for Political Committees, which now includes designations for superPACs and Hybrid Committees. SuperPACs, which are technically independent expenditure-only political committees, and […]

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May 18, 2022  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Feds Dismiss Campaign Finance Complaint Against Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert” by Caitlyn Kim for Colorado Public Radio Georgia: “Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jones Hasn’t Disclosed Flights” by Associated Press for MSN Elections National: “Victories by Mastriano, Budd Show […]

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May 17, 2022  •  

Cookiepalooza 2022!

Cookiepalooza 2022

Cookies make the world a better place. Elizabeth Bartz has once again supported the Girl Scouts in an extraordinary way. This year, she bought 1077 boxes of cookies from girl scouts in six states, helping 86 scouts in the process! […]

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May 17, 2022  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “The Little Red Boxes Making a Mockery of Campaign Finance Laws” by Shane Goldmacher (New York Times) for Yahoo News National: “U.S. Supreme Court Backs Ted Cruz, Dumps Campaign Finance Restriction” by Lawrence Hurley (Reuters) for MSN […]

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United States Supreme Court Building

On May 16, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a part of federal campaign finance law regulating the repayment of loans from candidates to their own campaigns. Generally, Section 304 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 barred campaigns […]

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QUESTION:  Are there any rules that pertain to making contributions in the weeks leading up to an election? ANSWER:  With this being an election year, it is wise to know what the rules are when making contributions in the days […]

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May 16, 2022  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Georgia: “Georgia’s Oxendine to Hand Over $128,000 to End Ethics Saga” by Associated Press for WABE Maryland: “Baltimore Council President Nick Mosby Violated Ethics Law by Accepting Money from City Contractors Via Legal Defense Fund, Board Rules” by […]

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May 13, 2022  •  

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Vermont Capitol Building

The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on Thursday, May 12. Lawmakers passed Vermont’s first statewide ethics code with new gift limits and a revolving door provision applicable to legislative employees. Bills related to campaign finance were introduced, but not […]

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