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November 24, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Joe Kennedy III’s 2020 Senate Campaign Was Fined $35,000 for Spending $1.5 Million in Donations Intended for the General Election That He Never Made It To” by Bryan Metzger (Business Insider) for MSN Arizona: “Corp Comm Defends […]

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November 23, 2021  •  

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Special Session

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The Legislature met in a one-day special session on November 22 to approve a bill allowing municipalities to impose their own mask mandates. Legislative leadership agreed to the special session after Gov. Scott made it clear he would not impose […]

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Beginning January 30, 2022, all federal agencies are required to incorporate a $15 minimum wage in new contract solicitations. On April 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden had signed an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay $15 per hour […]

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November 23, 2021  •  

Indiana Special Session Announced

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Indiana lawmakers have called for a one-day special session on November 29 to consider legislation to end the current COVID-19 public health emergency order in place since March 2020. Gov. Holcomb has stated he will allow the public health emergency […]

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November 22, 2021  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Texts Show Kimberly Guilfoyle Bragged About Raising Millions for Rally That Fueled Capitol Riot” by Joaquin Sapien and Joshua Kaplan for ProPublica Michigan: “Michigan GOP Asks Court to ‘Freeze’ Gov. Whitmer’s Recall Funds” by Craig Mauger for […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation prohibiting dark money contributions to judicial candidates. Effective immediately, Senate Bill 536 prohibits a political committee established to support a state judicial candidate from accepting contributions from any out-of-state person and from any entity […]

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November 19, 2021  •  

South Carolina Special Session Announced

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The South Carolina Legislature is set to convene a special session in early December to address redistricting. The House will convene on December 1, while the Senate is set to convene on December 6.

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November 19, 2021  •  

News You Can Use Digest – November 19, 2021

National/Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Bars Release of Trump White House Records to House Jan. 6 Committee MSN – Spencer Hsu (Washington Post) | Published: 11/11/2021 A federal appeals court blocked the imminent release of records of former President Trump’s White House […]

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November 18, 2021  •  

DEI as a Lifelong Journey

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) efforts, particularly over the past few years, have taken center stage, with a number of organizations releasing statements of support and hiring Chief Diversity Officers. While these things should not go unrecognized, it is important […]

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November 18, 2021  •  

Idaho Legislature Adjourns

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The Idaho Legislature adjourned November 17, ending the state’s longest-ever legislative session. The House, in a unique political move, chose to go on an extended recess rather than adjourn to allow a return to session without being called back by […]

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November 18, 2021  •  

Special Session on COVID-19 Mandates Adjourns

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The Florida Legislature adjourned the special session on COVID-19 mandates on November 17 after just three days in session. Lawmakers approved four anti-mandate bills, which are now awaiting approval by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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November 18, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Liberal ‘Dark-Money’ Behemoth Funneled More than $400M in 2020” by Scott Bland (Politico) for MSN Illinois: “State’s Top Fiscal Watchdog Cleared After Six-Year Battle Over Campaign Finance Violations Finally Resolved – for Now” by Hannah Meisel for […]

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Gov. Phil Scott will reconvene the Vermont Legislature for a special session on November 22 to address mask mandates. The special session will aim to pass legislation allowing municipalities to implement their own time-limited mask mandates. It is not yet […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Recall Set for Seattle’s Kshama Sawant

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A recall has been declared for Kshama Sawant, a Seattle, Washington District 3 City Councilmember. Sawant has been accused of misusing city funds for electioneering purposes, disregarding COVID-19 regulations, and misuse of her official position. Sawant challenged the recall in […]

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