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Archive for October, 2016

Monday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “It’s About to Become a Very Busy Time for K Street Headhunters” by Cartherine Ho for Washington Post Campaign Continued on Next Page

Canada’s Liberal Party Fundraisers Under Fire

Canada, ethics, lobbying, pay-to-play

Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd says her office is investigating Liberal Party fundraisers to see if they violate the Lobbying Act. Continued on Next Page

New York City, NY Clarifies Definition of Lobbying for Builders

lobbying, New York, New York City

The Office of the City Clerk released an advisory opinion to clarify language in the city administrative code. Pursuant to Continued on Next Page

Special Session to be Called Soon in North Carolina

legislative sessions, North Carolina

Gov. Pat McCrory is planning to call a special session to address Hurricane Matthew disaster relief. Information on when the Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – October 28, 2016

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

See what’s happening in government relations this week in our News You Can Use Video Digest. Enjoy!  

Citizen Activist Files Suit After Missouri Ethics Commission Requires Lobbyist Registration

lobbying, Missouri

The Missouri Ethics Commission has fined a citizen activist for failing to register as a legislative lobbyist. Registration is required Continued on Next Page

Utah Special Session Expected

legislative sessions, Utah

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will likely call a special session in mid-November to remedy a flawed road funding formula based Continued on Next Page

Philadelphia, PA Mayor Signs Executive Order Amending Ban on Gifts

ethics, gift law, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order this week making changes to the city’s ban on gifts to executive branch Continued on Next Page

Philadelphia, PA Board of Ethics Proposes Changes to Lobbying Regulation

lobbying, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Board of Ethics has voted to approve, for public comment, proposed amendments to the city’s lobbying regulation. The Continued on Next Page

Amendments Offered to Ontario Campaign Finance Bill

campaign finance, Canada, Ontario

On October 26, new amendments were offered to a contentious bill moving through the Legislative Assembly of Ontario banning corporate Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – October 28, 2016

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, News You Can Use

National: Insurers Give Big to Races Determining Their Regulators Center for Public Integrity – Michael Mishak | Published: 10/20/2016 The insurance Continued on Next Page

5000 Posts and Going Strong

Compliance, Lobby Comply Blog, State and Federal Communications

Lobby Comply is pleased to announce the celebration of our 5,000th blog post! We will continue to be your expert Continued on Next Page

Thursday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Clinton Sticks with Obama’s Strict Lobbying Rules – for Now” by Anna Palmer and Andrew Restuccia for Politico “Top Continued on Next Page

Wednesday Government Relations News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “K Street Gearing Up for Peak Busy Season” by Catherine Ho for Washington Post “AT&T Set to Lobby for Continued on Next Page

Michigan Legislators Introduce Campaign Finance and Ethics Bills

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, Michigan

On October 19, 2016, two bills were introduced to the Michigan Legislature regarding campaign finance and ethics regulation. House Bill Continued on Next Page

Berkeley, CA Voters to Consider Public Campaign Financing Measure

California, campaign finance

On Election Day, Berkeley voters will consider a measure to create a voluntary system of public financing for city elections. Continued on Next Page

Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Lobbyist-Bashing Trump Was Once a Lobbyist” by Ben Schreckinger for Politico Florida: “Lobbyist Watch: Broward tourism prez Ritter and Continued on Next Page

Virginia House Special Elections Set for November 8

elections, special elections, Virginia

Two special elections will take place on the same day as the general election, November 8, 2016, to fill vacancies Continued on Next Page

Special Election to Fill Connecticut House Seat Set for Same Day as General

Connecticut, elections, legislative issues, special elections

A special election will be held on November 8, 2016, to fill the state’s 90th House District seat. Rep. Mary Continued on Next Page

Monday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying California: “Ethics Committee Chair Davis Vacationed with Alleged ‘Lobbyist’ Between Meetings with Her” by Caroline Schuk for Santa Clara Continued on Next Page

Chicago Board of Ethics Makes New Rule for Acceptance of Cubs Tickets

Chicago, ethics, gift law, Illinois

Last week, the executive director of the Chicago Board of Ethics told the mayor and aldermen they could buy Cubs Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – October 21, 2016

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative sessions, lobbying

See what’s happening in government relations this week in our News You Can Use Video Digest. Enjoy!  

FPPC Approves Amendment Affecting Nonprofit Reporting

California, campaign finance, FPPC

On October 20, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) approved a regulation to provide further direction on how nonprofit organizations Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – October 21, 2016

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, News You Can Use

Federal: Companies Used Clinton Fundraisers to Lobby State Department USA Today – Kevin McCoy | Published: 10/18/2016 While it is widely Continued on Next Page

Dallas County, TX Approves New Purchasing Manual

procurement, Texas

County commissioners approved a new purchasing manual to ensure consistency and avoid impropriety within the county’s contracting process. A new Continued on Next Page

New York City Campaign Finance Board Chairwoman to Step Down

campaign finance, ethics, New York, New York City

Rose Gill Hearn, chairwoman of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (NYCCFB), will step down in December. In Hearn’s Continued on Next Page

Thursday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Clinton Has Been Unclear on Curbing Lobbyist Influence” by Annie Linskey for Boston Globe Campaign Finance “Dems Use Loophole Continued on Next Page

Wednesday Government Relations News

elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Companies Used Clinton Fundraisers to Lobby State Department” by Kevin McCoy for USA Today Florida: “Miami Beach Voters to Continued on Next Page

San Diego, CA Amends Campaign Finance Ordinance

California, San Diego

The San Diego City Council voted to amend the Election Campaign Control Ordinance to make changes recommended by the Ethics Continued on Next Page

Five-Point Ethics Reform Plan Proposed by Presidential Candidate Trump

ethics

On October 17, U.S. presidential candidate Donald J. Trump revealed a five-point ethics reform plan he intends to implement if Continued on Next Page

Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Pennsylvania: “Judge Tosses Case Against Philly Lobbyist Accused of Misspending Welfare Grants” by Jeremy Roebuck for Philadelphia Inquirer Tennessee: Continued on Next Page

MA Speaker DeLeo Seeks Ethics Review Task Force

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, Massachusetts

On October 18, the Massachusetts House of Representatives will consider whether to create a temporary committee to review the state’s Continued on Next Page

Come and Get Your Donuts and Apple Cider!

Akron, State and Federal Communications, United Way

  On Monday, October 31 State and Federal Communications is hosting its annual Halloween Donut and Apple Cider sale. All Continued on Next Page

Monday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying California: “Proposition T Would Curtail Lobbyist Influence over City Hall” by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez for San Francisco Examiner New Continued on Next Page

Nevada Special Session Adjourns

legislative sessions, Nevada

The Nevada Legislature adjourned a four-day special session sine die on October 14, 2016. Lawmakers approved a bill allocating funding Continued on Next Page

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Colorado Campaign Finance Case

campaign finance, Colorado, U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied the state of Colorado’s petition for review of a 2016 federal appeals court ruling Continued on Next Page

JCOPE Staff Releases Set of Proposed Regulations

JCOPE, lobbying, New York

The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) released a set of proposed lobbying regulations on October 13, 2016. Continued on Next Page

Special Session Denied in North Carolina

legislative sessions, North Carolina

State Democrats called for a special session of the General Assembly following Hurricane Matthew’s devastating impact on the state. Twenty Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – October 14, 2016

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

See what’s happening in government relations this week in our News You Can Use Video Digest. Enjoy!

Kansas Lawmakers Already Planning for Extended 2017 Session

Kansas, legislative sessions

Before it begins, Kansas lawmakers are planning for an extended regular legislative session in 2017. Usually set at 90 days, Continued on Next Page

Do You Have Questions about Pay-to-Play and the Procurement Process?

Compliance, lobbying, pay-to-play, procurement, Public Affairs Council, WASRG

Most of us have an idea of what lobbying is, but as states expand the definitions of lobbying, more activities Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – October 14, 2016

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, News You Can Use

National: Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It New York Times – Anahad O’Connor | Continued on Next Page

Reno, Nevada, Adopts Lobbying Ordinance

lobbying, Nevada

On October 12, the City Council adopted a new lobbying law for the city of Reno, Nevada. The Registration and Continued on Next Page

Yukon Territory General Election Called for November 7, 2016

Canada, elections, Yukon

On October 7, Premier Darrell Pasloski announced Yukon’s general election to elect the 34th Yukon Legislative Assembly will be held Continued on Next Page

Thursday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying New York: “Lobbying Cuomo: How to get the governor on your side” by David Howard King for Gotham Gazette Continued on Next Page

No Special Election Following Death of Wisconsin Senator

elections, legislative issues, special elections, Wisconsin

State Sen. Rick Gudex took his own life on October 12, 2016. Gudex was elected to represent District 18 in Continued on Next Page

Fall Legislative Assembly Session Cancelled in British Columbia

British Columbia, Canada, legislative sessions

The provincial government cancelled the fall 2016 legislative session on the day it was scheduled to begin. Another session is Continued on Next Page

Wednesday Government Relations News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It” by Anahad O’Connor for New York Times Continued on Next Page

Head of Alaska’s Public Offices Commission Resigns

Alaska, ethics

The head of the Alaska Public Offices Commission, Paul Dauphinais, has resigned. Dauphinais did not give a reason for the Continued on Next Page

Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying California: “State Lawmakers Got about $873,000 in Freebies Last Year, but the Gifts Can Be Difficult to Track” by Continued on Next Page

St. Louis, MO Board Passes Contribution Limits and Gift Reporting Legislation

campaign finance, gift law, Missouri

The Board of Aldermen passed two bills on October 7 to establish campaign contribution limits and clarify gift reporting. Board Continued on Next Page

Monday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Trump Transition Team and GOP Lobbyists Are Inching Toward Mutual Acceptance” by Catherine Ho for Washington Post “Lobbyists Test Continued on Next Page

State and Federal at 2016 State & Local Government Relations Conference

Public Affairs Council, State and Federal Communications

President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, Inc., Elizabeth Bartz, together with staff members Renae Bomba, Sarah Gray, and Continued on Next Page

New Mexico Special Session Adjourns

legislative issues, New Mexico

The special session adjourned sine die on October 6, 2016. Lawmakers approved a budget fix, and the controversial death penalty Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – October 7, 2016

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

See what’s happening in government relations this week in our News You Can Use Video Digest. Enjoy!  

Ontario Bill Banning Corporate Contributions Moves Forward

campaign finance, Canada, Ontario

On October 4, Ontario’s campaign finance bill banning corporate contributions was referred to a standing committee. Bill 2, Election Finances Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – October 7, 2016

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, News You Can Use

National: Drinks, Dinners, Junkets and Jobs: How the insurance industry courts state commissioners Center for Public Integrity – Michael Mishak Continued on Next Page

Increases Coming Soon for California’s Campaign Contribution and Gift Limits

California, campaign finance, FPPC

On November 17, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) will consider proposed regulations to make biennial cost of living adjustments Continued on Next Page

Nevada Special Session Called

legislative sessions, Nevada

Gov. Brian Sandoval has called a special legislative session beginning October 10 to discuss the proposed Las Vegas football stadium Continued on Next Page

Thursday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Lobby Firm Hires Republican Who Resigned After Ethics Investigation” by Megan Wilson for The Hill Maryland: “Top Lobbyist Represents Continued on Next Page

Wednesday Government Relations News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Want to be a ‘Foreign Agent’? Serve in US Congress First” by Joseph Schatz and Benjamin Oreskes for Politico Continued on Next Page

New Mexico Releases New Contribution Limits

campaign finance, New Mexico

The New Mexico Secretary of State released new contribution limits for non-statewide candidates, statewide candidates, and PACs. Contributions from a Continued on Next Page

Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Wisconsin: “U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Take Up Walker Case” by Patrick Marley for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Ethics “Drinks, Continued on Next Page

See Us in Person!

Akron Roundtable, Akron Rountable, NABPAC, Professional Women in Advocacy, Public Affairs Council, SGAC

Here is our October/November calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! October 3   Akron Roundtable Continued on Next Page

You Have One Job…VOTE

elections, Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications

Here is what has happened so far…And what will happen. The states in these United States held primaries and caucuses. Continued on Next Page

California Governor Signs Bills Affecting Campaign Finance and Lobbying Rules

California, campaign finance, lobbying

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown approved a series of bills affecting campaign finance and lobbying requirements. Senate Bill 215 will Continued on Next Page

Alabama House District 79 Special General Election Cancelled

Alabama, elections, special elections

On September 22, 2016, Secretary of State John Merrill certified Republican Joe Lovvorn as the winner of House District 79. Continued on Next Page

Monday News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Evan Bayh’s Shadow Lobbying” by Maggie Severns and Isaac Arnsdorf for Politico Tennessee: “Ex-Lobbyist Paid for Private Plane for Continued on Next Page

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