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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 12. Key enacted legislation included the $1 billion pandemic relief enacted with Gov. Larry Hogan’s approval and sweeping police reform measures enacted despite Hogan’s veto. Additionally, a hotly debated immigrants’ rights […]

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April 13, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Asian American Super PAC Launches Operation to Improve Understanding of Fastest-Growing Electorate” by Colby Itkowitz and Amy Wang (Washington Post) for MSN Illinois: “Ethics Board Reduces Campaign Finance Fine Levied Against Ald. Austin From $145K to $5K” […]

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Philadelphia from South Street Bridge - by King of Hearts

On April 9, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced the 2021 lobbying training schedule. The virtual lobbyist training covers the basic requirements of the city’s lobbying law for lobbyists, lobbying firms, and principals. The training will also cover the process […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

The West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die on April 10 after passing the $4.5 billion state budget. Other major bills passed include establishing an intermediate court of appeals, COVID-19 liability protections, and the very controversial prohibition of transgender student-athletes from […]

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April 12, 2021  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “NRCC Warns Donors Trump Will Find Out If They Opt Out of Monthly Donations” by Colby Itkowitz (Washington Post) for MSN Massachusetts: “State Officials Refer Senator, MassGOP Chief to Prosecutors for Potential Campaign Finance Violations” by Matt […]

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Ohio Statehouse

A bill to shine light on dark money groups is the latest attempt to ensure better transparency in Ohio’s political spending. House Bill 13 would end an exception for nonprofit 501(c)(4) groups who are currently not required by Ohio law […]

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Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

The Virginia General Assembly held the annual veto session on April 7. While Gov. Northam issued no vetoes to passed legislation, the reconvened session focused on the several dozen amendments recommended by Northam. Approved amendments included a contentious acceleration of […]

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Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

The Wyoming Legislature adjourned sine die on April 7 after passing an increase to lobbying fees. House Bill 148 raises the annual registration fee from $25 to $75. Fees for individuals receiving $500 or less in compensation increases from $5 […]

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April 9, 2021  •  

Maine Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Maine Capitol Building

The Maine Legislature adjourned sine die Tuesday, March 30. During the session, the Ethics Commission proposed Legislative Document 670 to increase the annual registration fees for lobbyists from $200 to $250 and lobbyist associates from $100 to $125. The bill […]

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National/Federal ‘A Complete Ripoff’: Campaign finance experts puzzled and stunned by Trump camp’s reported ‘money bomb’ ploy MSN – Grace Panetta (Business Insider) | Published: 4/6/2021 Some donors who gave a few hundred dollars to former President Trump’s reelection campaign were […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission will hold a regular meeting on Friday, April 9 at 10 a.m. to discuss the use of campaign funds for officeholders and lobbyist expenditures. On the topic of campaign finance, the meeting will cover the campaign […]

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April 8, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Ohio: “Ohio Elections Complaint Seeks Campaign Spending Details from Householder-Aligned Candidate” by Andrew Tobias (Cleveland Plain Dealer) for MSN Elections Kentucky: “Democratic Governor in Deep-Red Kentucky Signs Bill to Expand Voting, Bucking National Trend” by Tim Elfrink (Washington […]

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April 7, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance North Dakota: “Citing Too Much Paperwork, North Dakota Lawmakers Sink Bills to Boost Campaign Finance Transparency” by Jeremy Turley for Inforum.com Elections California: “How GOP Used Misinformation, Partisan News Sites to Flip California House Seats” by Freddie Brewster […]

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April 6, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Illinois: “No Limit? Republican Gary Rabine Ups the Ante in High-Stakes Governor’s Race” by Andrew Sullander for Chicago Sun-Times Elections National: “Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law” by David Gelles for New York Times […]

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