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Archive for August, 2017

San Francisco Ethics Commission to Consider Pay-to-Play Ordinance

California, ethics, pay-to-play, San Francisco

At its August 28, 2017, meeting, the San Francisco Ethics Commission discussed the adoption of the 2017 San Francisco Anti-Corruption Continued on Next Page

Provincial Byelection for Quebec City riding of Louis-Hébert to be Held October 2

Canada, elections, Quebec

On October 2, a provincial byelection will be held in the Quebec City riding of Louis-Hébert for the Quebec National Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, procurement

Lobbying “How to Get Rich in Trump’s Washington” by Nicholas Confessore for New York Times Oregon: “Marijuana Lobbyists Harvest Cash Continued on Next Page

Idaho Secretary of State Suggests Changes to Ethics and Campaign Finance Laws

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, political action committee

Following suggestions from a working group of the legislature, Sec. of State Lawerence Denney presented a series of ethics and Continued on Next Page

Alaska Ballot Initiative Proposed to Limit Gifts from Lobbyists

Alaska, ethics, lobbying

An Alaska ballot initiative has been proposed to limit perks received by lawmakers. The proposed Alaska Government Accountability Act would Continued on Next Page

Judge Invalidates California Law Allowing Public Financing of Local Campaigns

California, campaign finance

On August 28, a judge upheld a ban on the public financing of local campaigns, invalidating last year’s reforms put Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, redistricting

Lobbying “Exclusive: Bloomberg charity scrutinized by India for anti-tobacco funding, lobbying – documents” by Aditya Kalra for Reuters Campaign Finance Continued on Next Page

Come See us THIS Thursday, August 31, at the Agora on the campus of George Washington University

State and Federal Communications

  This Thursday, August 31, State and Federal Communications is taking part in The Agora: Government Relations & Public Affairs Marketplace Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Washington Lobbying Firms Receive Subpoenas as Part of Russia Probe” by Carol Leonnig and Tom Hamburger for Washington Post Continued on Next Page

California Assembly Speaker Faces Recall Effort; Opens Debate for Universal Healthcare

California, legislative issues, recall

Democratic Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon is currently facing a recall effort launched by single-payer healthcare activists after Rendon blocked Senate Continued on Next Page

Saskatchewan MLA Boyd, in Violation of Conflict of Interest Act, Resigns from Party Caucus Five Days Before Scheduled to Resign from Legislative Assembly

Canada, Saskatchewan

On August 28, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Bill Boyd resigned from the Saskatchewan Party Caucus, even though Boyd Continued on Next Page

California Recall Fight Continues

California, elections, recall

Senate Bill 117 was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on August 24. The law is effective immediately upon Continued on Next Page

California Disclose Act Gets Closer to Passage

California, campaign contributions, campaign finance, FPPC

Assembly Bill 249, also known as the “California Disclose Act,” will be heard in the Senate on August 29. The Continued on Next Page

Georgia Special Election Announced for Open House Seat

Georgia, special elections

A special election will take place on November 7, 2017, to fill a vacancy in the Georgia House of Representatives. Continued on Next Page

Hawaii Legislature to Convene Special Legislative Session

Hawaii, legislative sessions

State legislative leadership submitted a proclamation on Thursday, August 24, to call the Hawaii Legislature into special session on Monday, Continued on Next Page

FINRA Proposes Pay-to-Play Rules for Capital Acquisition Brokers

FINRA, pay-to-play, SEC

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has filed a proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to Continued on Next Page

Trudeau’s Minister of Public Services and Procurement Resigns

Canada

On August 24, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote announced her resignation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet. Continued on Next Page

Democratic Institutions Minister Anticipates More Election Law Legislation

Canada, elections, legislative issues

Legislation to be submitted this fall may require increased reporting requirements for third parties involved in Canadian federal elections. Minister Continued on Next Page

Special Election Announced for Fairfax County School Board

special elections, Virginia

A countywide special election will take place on August 29, 2017, to fill a vacant at-large school board seat. School Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Trump Rejects Wealthy Friends’ Pleas for Help” by Alex Guillen and Eric Wolff for Politico District of Columbia: “In Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – August 25, 2017

elections, ethics, FINRA, legislative sessions, lobbying, nycu video digest

Becky is back to deliver all the government and ethics news you can use in this weeks video digest!  

State Government and Ethics News Will Return!

Lobby Comply Blog, State and Federal Communications

We’re taking a short break. Don’t worry, all your state government and ethics news from LobbyComply Will Return! Thank you Continued on Next Page

Oklahoma Governor Considering Special Legislative Session

budget bill, Oklahoma, special session

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants a special legislative session to address a budget shortfall caused by a recent Oklahoma Supreme Continued on Next Page

New FINRA Pay-to-Play Rules Effective August 20

FINRA, political contributions

On August 20, new pay-to-play regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) take effect. FINRA Rule 2030 restricts contributions Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – August 18, 2017

elections, ethics, legislative sessions, lobbying, nycu video digest

Don’t miss the weekly recap from Becky Campbell on government, elections and ethics news you can use in this weeks Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – August 18, 2017

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

      Federal: In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking New York Times Continued on Next Page

FPPC Votes to Change Recall Election Campaign Finance Rule

California, campaign finance, FPPC

On August 17, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) voted to reverse a longstanding rule that limited how much money Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Lobbying Alabama: “Alabama Ethics Commission Punts on Lobbyist Opinion” by Brian Lyman for Montgomery Advertiser Maine: “State Employees Union Could Continued on Next Page

Anaheim, CA Adopts Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Ordinance

California, ethics, lobbying

On August 15, the Anaheim City Council adopted an ethics and lobbying ordinance. The ordinance imposes a two-year revolving door Continued on Next Page

Texas Special Session Adjourns Sine Die

special session, Texas

The Texas Legislature ended its special legislative session abruptly Tuesday night without a resolution on Gov. Greg Abbott’s top priority Continued on Next Page

Republicans to Hold Runoff Election in Alabama

Alabama, elections, special elections

Appointed U.S. Senator Luther Strange and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore will be going head-to-head on September Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, redistricting

Campaign Finance California: “John Chiang Helped Award Millions in Tax Breaks to His Developer Donors” by Christopher Cadelago for Sacramento Continued on Next Page

Saskatchewan September Special Election to Fill Vacant MLA Seat

Canada, Saskatchewan, special elections

On August 11, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall called a special election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s State Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Louisiana: “Conflict of Interest or Educational Opportunity? La. Legislators Have Benefited from $73K-Worth of Free Travel Since 2016” by Continued on Next Page

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall to Leave Politics

Canada, Saskatchewan

In a video posted on YouTube, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced he is retiring from politics. Wall will be leaving Continued on Next Page

Monday’s State Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Ethics “Far-Right Groups Surge into National View in Charlottesville” by Richard Fausset and Alan Feuer for New York Times “Kushner Continued on Next Page

Petition Filed to Recall Nevada Senator

elections, Nevada, special elections

A former Nevada Republican Assemblyman filed a recall petition with the Nevada Secretary of State this month seeking to recall Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – August 11, 2017

campaign finance, ethics, nycu video digest, special elections, special session

Becky Campbell is here to help you sort through all the state government ethics news from a busy week in Continued on Next Page

Los Angeles City Council Seeking Disclosure Ordinance for Contractors Working on Border Wall

California, Los Angeles, procurement

The Los Angeles City Council voted to draft a law that would require contractors doing business with the city to Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – August 11, 2017

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

      National: Ireland’s Tough Lobbying Rules Spark Cries for Similar Laws Elsewhere Politico – Harry Cooper | Published: 8/9/2017 Two years Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Changes Session Dates

North Carolina, special session

The North Carolina General Assembly convened for a special session on August 3 to address unresolved conference reports and amend Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s State Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Ireland’s Tough Lobbying Rules Spark Cries for Similar Laws Elsewhere” by Harry Cooper for Politico New York: “JCOPE Moves Continued on Next Page

Flint Voters Approve Charter Update

lobbying, Michigan

Flint voters approved updates to the city’s charter on August 8, 2017. Updates include gift restrictions involving persons doing business Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s State Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Illinois: “Even After Hefty Lobbyist Fines, Rahm Pals Sought Help Via Email” by Fran Spielman for Chicago Sun-Times Rhode Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s State Government and Ethics News

elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Lobbying Oregon: “State Sought to Plant Negative Stories about Nonprofit” by Nick Budnick for Portland Tribune Ethics “Mueller Seeks White Continued on Next Page

US House Joint Resolution 113 Proposes Constitutional Amendment for Campaign Finance Regulation

campaign contributions, campaign finance, Federal Government

On August 3, a federal campaign finance constitutional amendment with public financing authority was referred to the House Committee on Continued on Next Page

Special Election Announced for Open Florida House Seat

Florida, special elections

Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order setting a special election for House District 58. The special primary will be Continued on Next Page

Mississippi Gov. Sets Special Election

Mississippi, special elections

Gov. Phil Bryant set a special election to fill the open Senate District 10 seat for November 7, 2017. Democrat Continued on Next Page

Executive Women’s Day was a Hole in One among State and Federal Employees

State and Federal Communications

  The women of State and Federal Communications had the opportunity to attend PGA’s annual Executive Women’s Day and enjoy Continued on Next Page

Intern Edge Graduation Ceremony

Intern Edge, State and Federal Communications

Intern Edge concluded last week with a graduation ceremony. I was among the interns who were asked to give a Continued on Next Page

State and Federal Communications “Lunch and Learns” about Crisis Management

State and Federal Communications

State and Federal Communications emphasizes the importance of professional development. There are many programs, webinars, and events the company provides Continued on Next Page

Talk of Utah Special Session

special session, Utah

Rumors of a special session of the Utah Legislature to allocate money or legislation concerning the homeless and lawlessness in Continued on Next Page

We Will Be There – NCSL 2017!

Elizabeth Bartz, NCSL

If you follow me on Facebook you know moss does not grow under my feet. I travel wherever there are Continued on Next Page

Monday’s State Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues

Campaign Finance “Soft Money Is Back – And Both Parties Are Cashing In” by Carrie Levine for Politico New York: Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – August 4, 2017

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, legislative sessions, nycu video digest

Let Becky Campbell catch you up on any of the news you might have missed in this weeks video digest! Continued on Next Page

West Virginia Governor to Switch Parties

West Virginia

Reports are surfacing that Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia is expected to switch parties from Democrat to Republican. According Continued on Next Page

Maine Adjourns Sine Die

legislative sessions, Maine

The first regular session of the 128th Legislature adjourned sine die on August 2, 2017. Lawmakers increased the age for Continued on Next Page

No Special Elections for Redrawn North Carolina Districts

elections, North Carolina

A panel of three federal judges ordered North Carolina lawmakers to draw new maps to eliminate racially gerrymandered districts by Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – August 4, 2017

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, News You Can Use, political contributions

      National: Need a Job? Bob Brady and the Art of the Political Buyout Philadelphia Inquirer – Andrew Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s State Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Trump Loyalist Mixes Businesses and Access at ‘Advisory’ Firm” by Nicholas Confessore and Kenneth Vogel for New York Times Continued on Next Page

Foreign Agent Lobbying Transparency Enforcement Act Introduced in U.S. Senate

Federal Government, lobbying

On July 31, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to strengthen the federal lobbying laws concerning the representation Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s State Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Democrats Introduce Bill to Strengthen Foreign Agents Law” by Kenneth Doyle for Bloomberg BNA “Lobbying After Congress Declines in Continued on Next Page

See You at the 2017 NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston!

NCSL, State and Federal Communications

State and Federal Communications is headed to the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston. Stop by and see us at booth Continued on Next Page

Wisconsin Lawmakers to Convene Special Session

special session, Wisconsin

Wisconsin lawmakers are scheduled to convene this morning specifically to consider and act upon legislation to bring Foxconn, the world’s Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s State Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying California: “Anaheim City Council Passes County’s Toughest Restrictions on Lobbying” by Thy Vo for Voice of OC Campaign Finance Continued on Next Page

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