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Archive for October, 2017

Bills introduced in U.S. Congress to Increase Transparency for Online Political Advertising

elections, Federal Election Commission, Federal Government, political advertising

On October 19, two bipartisan bills allowing increased monitoring of online political advertising were introduced in the U.S. Congress. Companion Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – October 20, 2017

campaign finance, elections, Elizabeth Bartz, legislative sessions, nycu video digest

Time for your weekly recap of the government and ethics news you can use in this week’s video digest!  

Austin to Consider Procurement Overhaul

Austin, procurement, Texas

The Austin Financial Services Department is proposing drastic changes to the city’s anti-lobbying and procurement ordinance. The proposed changes shorten the Continued on Next Page

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Legislation

California, campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed four bills into law – three amending the Political Reform Act and one amending post Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – October 20, 2017

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

      National: Wary of Hackers, States Move to Upgrade Voting Systems New York Times – Michael Wines | Published: 10/14/2017 State Continued on Next Page

Mississippi Special Election Scheduled

Mississippi, special elections

State Sen. Sean Tindell resigned earlier this week to be sworn in as a judge for the Mississippi Court of Continued on Next Page

West Virginia Special Session Ends

special session, West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday evening legislators had completed their special session and passed six bills. The special session was Continued on Next Page

I Am for the Child

CASA, Corporate Social Responsibility, State and Federal Communications

The CASA Board Volunteer Association of Summit County held its annual fundraiser, “I Am for the Child” breakfast on October Continued on Next Page

Ohio State Senator Resigns after Misconduct

Ohio

State Sen. Cliff Hite resigned earlier this week, citing inappropriate behavior with a state employee and health reasons. In his Continued on Next Page

Ohio Congressman to Resign

Federal Government, Ohio

Rep. Pat Tiberi of Ohio announced his intention to resign from the U.S. House of Representatives by January 31, 2018. Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics

Campaign Finance “Republican Lawmakers’ Posh Hideaway Bankrolled by Secret Corporate Cash” by Carrie Levine for Center for Public Integrity “US Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics

Campaign Finance “Google, Facebook Putting an Early Mark on Political Advertising Bills” by Steven Overly and Ashley Gold for Politico Continued on Next Page

Alabama Gov. Calls Special Election for House District 21

Alabama, special elections

Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election for House District 21. The seat is vacant due to the sudden Continued on Next Page

Georgia’s Special Elections Calendar Continues to Grow

Georgia, special elections

Two additional House seats have been added to the special election calendar in Georgia. House Districts 26 and 60 will Continued on Next Page

Elizabeth Bartz honored with Kent State Advocacy Award

Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications

State and Federal Communications, Inc. President and CEO, Elizabeth Z. Bartz, was honored Friday, October 13, with the Kent State Continued on Next Page

Oklahoma Ethics Commission Temporarily Relocates

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission temporarily moved to the Oklahoma Judicial Center, Room E118, at 2100 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Continued on Next Page

Gov. Cuomo May Call a Special Session

New York, special session

Gov. Andrew Cuomo may call a special session this fall. Cuomo believes a special session may be needed to address Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying California: “California Legislators Who Resign Face a Longer Wait Before They Can Lobby” by Patrick McGreevy for Los Angeles Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – October 13, 2017

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

Becky is back! Keeping you up to date on a busy week in government and ethics news from around the Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – October 13, 2017

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

      National: How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics New York Times – Nicholas Confessore and Continued on Next Page

San Francisco Looks to Limit Behested Payments

California, campaign finance, elections, ethics, San Francisco

The San Francisco Ethics Commission has proposed to place strict limits on behested payments. A behested payment is when a Continued on Next Page

FEC Seeks Comments Concerning Internet Communications Disclaimers

campaign finance, Federal Election Commission

On October 10, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) extended the comment period concerning internet communications disclaimers regulations to November 9. Continued on Next Page

California Governor Signs Two Campaign Finance Bills

California, campaign finance, ethics, FPPC

On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 267 and Senate Bill 358 into law. Senate Bill 267 authorizes the Continued on Next Page

St. Petersburg City Council Passes Controversial Campaign Finance Law

campaign finance, Florida, St. Petersburg

City lawmakers have passed an ordinance to limit the influence of independent expenditures in local elections. By a 6-2 vote, Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Missouri: “Body Camera Company Vying for St. Louis Contract Hires Alderman, Former Board Counsel as Lobbyists” by Celeste Bott Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying California: “Big Oil Pulls Democratic Lawmakers Through the Revolving Door” by Lauren Rosenhall for CALmatters Missouri: “Will a Former Continued on Next Page

West Virginia Governor Calls Special Session

legislative sessions, special session, West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice said he will call the West Virginia Legislature into special session on October 16, 2017. State officials Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Florida: “Governance Was Focus of 2010 Miami-Dade Ethics Probe” by Jeff Burlew for Tallahassee Democrat Campaign Finance “Trump Supporters Continued on Next Page

California Governor Signs Campaign Finance Disclosure Bill

California, campaign finance

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 249 on October 7, which amends the Political Reform Act. The bill requires campaign Continued on Next Page

Governor Calls Special Elections to fill Vacancies in Missouri House

elections, Missouri, special elections

Gov. Eric Greitens recently issued writs of election for House Districts 97, 129, and 144. State Rep. John McCaherty resigned Continued on Next Page

Montana Special Session Likely

legislative sessions, Montana, special session

Some lawmakers say the Legislature will need to meet in a special session in the coming months to battle Montana’s Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Trump-Tied Lobbyists Cash in on Their Connections” by Tami Abdolah (Associated Press) for Detroit News Oklahoma: “Speakers Criticize Plan Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – October 6, 2017

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

Becky is back and coming to you from downtown Akron, Ohio with this week’s News You Can Use Video Digest! Continued on Next Page

Revolving Door Legislation Introduced in Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

British Columbia, Canada, revolving door

Cabinet Ministers and other public officer holders in British Columbia will be prohibited from lobbying the government of British Columbia Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – October 6, 2017

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

      National: Angry GOP Donors Close Their Wallets Politico – Alex Isenstadt and Gabriel Debenedetti | Published: 10/5/2017 With the Republican Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance “Steve King Employs Family as Year-Round Campaign Staff, an Unusual Approach in Congress” by Jason Noble for Des Continued on Next Page

Will your grassroots advocacy work trigger reporting requirements?

grassroots lobbying, lobbying, State and Federal Communications, Tip Sheet

Does your advocacy work include grassroots lobbying? Do you know what actions are considered grassroots lobbying? Generally, Grassroots Lobbying is Continued on Next Page

Alabama Special Election for Senate District 26

Alabama, special elections

Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election for Senate District 26. The vacancy is a result of state Sen. Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, redistricting

Lobbying “Lobbyists Use of Capitol Meeting Space Raises Questions” by Kate Ackley for Roll Call Campaign Finance Missouri: “In Missouri, Continued on Next Page

Special Election Called for Alabama House District 4

Alabama, special elections

Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election for House District 4. The vacancy is a result of former state Continued on Next Page

Special Session Called for Maine Legislature

legislative sessions, Maine, special session

Gov. Paul LePage has called a special session of the Maine Legislature. The special session will address a food sovereignty Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Monsanto Banned from European Parliament” by Arthur Nelson for The Guardian “‘Little Lobbyists’ Help Save the Health Care Law, Continued on Next Page

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