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Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

The Idaho House passed a constitutional amendment allowing the Legislature to call itself into a special session. The legislation stems from lawmaker dissatisfaction with restrictions Gov. Brad Little put in place last March. Specifically, those to reduce coronavirus infections and […]

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

The 2021 legislative session will start off closed to all but lawmakers, essential staff, and some members of the media. All others will participate virtually, according to a logistics plan issued by the Legislative Counsel Bureau. The plan released on […]

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January 22, 2021  •  

News You Can Use Digest – January 22, 2021

National/Federal As Trump’s Presidency Recedes into History, Scholars Seek to Understand His Reign – and What It Says About American Democracy MSN – David Nakamura (Washington Post) | Published: 1/18/2021 President Trump’s four years in office ended after a reign defined […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont called a special election on March 2 to fill the seat in Senate District 27. The seat became vacant on January 5 when Rep. Carlo Leone resigned to work with the State Department of Transportation. There […]

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building

Following the death of Pennsylvania State Sen. Dave Arnold Jr., a special election will be called in Senate District 48. The date of the election will be determined by Senate President, Lt. Governor John Fetterman.

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Joe Biden speaking - by The White House, Public domain

On January 20, President Joseph R. Biden signed an Executive Order mandating enhanced ethics rules for executive branch appointees. “Executive Order on Ethic Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel” requires new appointees sign and be contractually committed to the ethics pledge […]

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January 21, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance New Jersey: “Why Donations to NJ Political Campaigns from Public Contractors Nosedived in 10-Year Span” by Terrence McDonald (Bergen Record) for MSN Pennsylvania: “Court Rules in Favor of City in Darlene Harris Campaign Finance Suit” by Mick Stinelli […]

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The White House - AgnosticPreachersKid

On his last full day in office, President Trump revoked an executive order concerning governmental ethics and, in effect, removed barriers for former officials to lobby the United States government immediately. On January 19, President Trump signed an Executive Order […]

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January 20, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Ohio: “FBI Investigation Revealed Vast FirstEnergy-Backed Political Network Hidden Through Lax State Disclosure Rules” by Andrew Tobias (Cleveland Plain Dealer) for MSN Ethics National: “As Trump’s Presidency Recedes into History, Scholars Seek to Understand His Reign – and […]

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer - by Julia Pickett

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced special elections to fill vacancies in Senate District 8 and 28. The vacancy in Senate District 8 was caused by the election of Sen. Pete Lucido as the Macomb County Prosecutor. In addition, the Senate […]

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Nashville Skyline 2009 - by Kaldari

The Nashville Office of Metropolitan Clerk’s new online reporting portal will not be launched prior to the 2021 reporting due date. The clerk’s office has indicated those lobbying activity reports should instead be emailed to the clerk’s office on or […]

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Louisiana State Capitol

The Louisiana February 6 special primary election and March 20 special general election for House District 35 are canceled. A special primary election was originally scheduled for February 6 followed by a special general election on March 20 to fill […]

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Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

In one of its first decisions of 2021, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) released an Advisory Opinion agreed upon unanimously. Advisory Opinion 2020-02 does not break new ground, but affirms that citizens of the United States living abroad may purchase […]

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With Erin Victor from Akron Snow Angels

Erin Victor from the Akron Snow Angels told us “there are children walking to school without socks. There are homeless people who brave the winter without the proper outerwear.” As a response, State and Federal Communications held its Be and […]

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