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Illinois Governor Signs Sexual Harassment Bill

Illinois, legislative issues

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill passed by lawmakers during the fall veto session aimed at curbing sexual harassment within Continued on Next Page

Utah Lawmakers Reject Lobbyist Harassment Training Requirement

lobbying, Utah

Utah lawmakers rejected a proposal Wednesday to require lobbyists to undergo annual anti-harassment training as a requirement to be a licensed lobbyist. Continued on Next Page

Special Election Called for Akransas State House District 83

Alabama, elections, special elections

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has scheduled a special election on May 22, 2018, to fill the state House District 83 seat Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – November 17, 2017

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

Let Becky take you through a busy week in government and ethics news in this week’s video digest!  

News You Can Use Digest – November 17, 2017

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

      National: Despite Recent Wins for Democrats, Gerrymanders Dim Hopes for 2018 New York Times – Alexander Burns, Continued on Next Page

Montata Special Session Adjourns

legislative sessions, Montana, special session

The Montana Legislature adjourned a special session on the state’s budget shortfall in the early hours on Thursday morning. Multiple bills Continued on Next Page

2017 Nunavut Leadership Forum To Meet on November 17

Canada, elections, Nunavut

On November 17, the 2017 Nunavut Leadership Forum will meet to select the speaker, premier, and members of the Executive Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Inside the ‘Lewandowski Embassy’” by Theodoric Meyer, Daniel Lippman, and Josh Dawsey for Politico “Mueller Puts Spotlight on Foreign Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Ethics Lawmakers Describe Pervasive Sexual Harassment on Capitol Hill by Cristina Marcos for The Hill Sessions Considering Second Special Counsel Continued on Next Page

Special Election Announced for Florida House District 114

elections, Florida, special elections

Gov. Rick Scott announced a special election will be held for House District 114. The special primary is schedule for Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, procurement

Campaign Finance New York: “Cuomo, a Master of the $50,000 Fund-Raiser, Bypasses Small Donors” by Shane Goldmacher for New York Continued on Next Page

Alaska Senate Adjourns from Special Session

Alaska, legislative sessions, special session

The Alaska Senate adjourned the fourth special session on November 10. However, on November 13 the House majority coalition announced Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, procurement

Ethics California: Adelanto Councilman Accused of Taking $10,000 Bribe, Hiring Man to Burn Down His Restaurant by Beatriz Valenzuela and Continued on Next Page

Illinois Legislature Moves Quickly to Address Sexual Harassment Issues

ethics, Illinois, legislative issues

Lawmakers passed a series of bills during the fall veto session this week aimed at curbing sexual harassment within state Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – November 10, 2017

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

Becky recaps a busy week in elections and legislative sessions around the country!  

News You Can Use Digest – November 10, 2017

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

      Federal: Commerce Secretary’s Offshore Ties to Putin ‘Cronies’ New York Times – Mike McIntire, Sasha Chavkin, and Continued on Next Page

Signature Deadline met for Initiatives Regarding Ethics and Campaign Finance Laws

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, South Dakota

The group Represent South Dakota met the November 6 deadline for submitting petition signatures to the Office of the Secretary Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Florida: “City: Fernandez deleted text messages to lobbyist” by Jeffrey Schweers for Tallahassee Democrat Campaign Finance Arkansas: “LR Taking Continued on Next Page

Liberian Refugee Elected Mayor of Helena

elections, Helena, Montana

On Tuesday voters elected Wilmot Collins as the new Mayor of Helena, unseating the incumbent mayor of 16 years. Collins, Continued on Next Page

Tucson Rejects Local Spending Measures

Arizona, elections, Tucson

On Tuesday, Tucson voters rejected a ballot measure to increase the city sales tax by a half-penny and a second Continued on Next Page

Denver Approves Bond Package

Colorado, Denver, elections

Voters in Denver approved a $937 million bond package to fund roads, parks, libraries, and cultural facilities. The bond package, Continued on Next Page

Missouri Local Ballot Measures Pass

elections, Kansas City, Missouri, St. Louis

Voters in Kansas City approved a ballot measure on a $1 billion airport project to build a new privately financed Continued on Next Page

Ohio Voters Reject Issue 2

elections, Ohio

Voters rejected a ballot measure Tuesday to reduce the price of prescription drugs for the state. Issue 2, or Drug Continued on Next Page

Maine Voters Expand Access to Medicaid

elections, Maine

Maine voters approved a ballot measure to expand access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Maine is the first Continued on Next Page

Texans Approve Ballot Measure to Loosen Lending Regulations

elections, Texas

On Tuesday, Texans voted to loosen some home lending regulations in place since the foreclosure crisis. By a two-thirds margin, Continued on Next Page

New York’s Constitutional Convention Fails and Democrats Win NYC and Buffalo

Buffalo, elections, New York, New York City

New York voters rejected a ballot question calling for a constitutional convention. If passed, a constitutional convention would have been Continued on Next Page

Democrats Fare Well in Virginia Elections

elections, Virginia

Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will be Virginia’s next governor after defeating former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie. In Continued on Next Page

Charlotte Elects New Mayor

Charlotte, elections, North Carolina

Vi Lyles defeated Kenny Smith to become Charlotte’s next mayor. Lyles captured 59 percent of the vote with 100 percent Continued on Next Page

Seattle Elects New Mayor

elections, Seattle, Washington

Jenny Durkan is expected to defeat Cary Moon and become Seattle’s next mayor. With 39 percent of the vote tallied, Continued on Next Page

Democrat Phil Murphy is New Jersey’s Next Governor

elections, New Jersey

Democrat Phil Murphy was elected as New Jersey’s 56th governor. Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive and U.S. Ambassador to Continued on Next Page

FINRA CAB Pay-to-Play Rules Effective December 6

FINRA, pay-to-play

On December 6, capital acquisition brokers (CAB) will become covered by the same pay-to-play rules the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Elections New Jersey: “Phil Murphy Is Elected Governor of New Jersey, in a Lift for Democrats” by Nick Corasaniti for Continued on Next Page

Florida Governor Calls Special Election

elections, Florida, special elections

Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order calling for a special election to replace state Sen. Jeff Clemens. A special Continued on Next Page

Maine Special Session Adjourns Sine Die

legislative sessions, Maine, special session

The first special session of Maine’s 128th Legislature adjourned sine die on November 6, 2017. The House sustained Gov. Paul Continued on Next Page

Hawaii Special Session Scheduled

Hawaii, legislative sessions, special session

The Hawaii Senate is scheduled to convene a two-day special legislative session on Tuesday, November 14, to confirm 4 judicial Continued on Next Page

Montana Gov. Calls Special Session

legislative sessions, Montana, special session

Gov. Steve Bullock called the Legislature into a special session late Monday to address the state’s budget issues caused by Continued on Next Page

Special Election Called in Oregon

elections, Oregon

A special election will be held on January 23, 2018, to consider a veto referendum on taxes included in a Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Indiana: “Indiana Politicians Got Thousands in Gifts While Pushing Solar Policy” by Emily Hopkins and Sarah Bowman for Indianapolis Continued on Next Page

Nevada Recall Petition Will Likely Trigger Special Election

elections, Nevada, special elections

A recall petition seeking to remove Democratic Senator Joyce Woodhouse has enough valid signatures to force a recall election according Continued on Next Page

Elizabeth Bartz named Spirit of Philanthropy Game Changer

Corporate Social Responsibility, Elizabeth Bartz

Elizabeth Bartz, President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, has long been a leader in corporate social responsibility and Continued on Next Page

Four Federal By-Elections to be Held December 11

Canada, elections

On November 5, Elections Canada announced several by-elections for the House of Commons will be held on December 11. The Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government Relations and Ethics News Roundup

ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Maine: “Maine Ethics Commission Levies Record $500,000 Against York County Casino Campaign” by Scott Thistle for Portland Press Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – November 3, 2017

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

Jon Spontarelli is here with this week’s government and ethics news you can use from a busy week around the Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – November 3, 2017

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

      National: Russia-Financed Ad Linked Clinton and Satan New York Times – Cecilia Kang, Nicholas Fandos, and Mike Continued on Next Page

Training Dates for Iowa’s New Lobbyist Reporting Application

Iowa, lobbying

The Iowa General Assembly has implemented a new lobbyist reporting application for the upcoming session. A training class for the Continued on Next Page

See Us In Person!

State and Federal Communications

Attending any of these events in November? You can see the State and Federal Communications Team there! November 3 PLEN: Women Continued on Next Page

Special Election Set for Iowa Senate District 3

elections, Iowa

Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for Senate District 3. The special election has been called to fill the Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Massachusetts: “Rare Trick Pays Off Big Time for Lobbyists” by Matt Stout for Boston Herald Campaign Finance Tennessee: “Jeremy Continued on Next Page

Let State and Federal Communications be your guide in 2018

Compliance, Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications

It is not too early to start planning…Not for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve. I am talking about 2018 Continued on Next Page

Donuts and Cider and Costumes – Oh My!

State and Federal Communications, United Way

State and Federal Communications has a year-round commitment to supporting the United Way of Summit County. This includes taking part Continued on Next Page

Legislation Introduced in U.S. Congress to Strengthen FARA Enforcement

Federal Government, lobbying, U.S. Congress

On October 31, identical bills were introduced in both houses of the U.S. Congress to strengthen the laws and penalties Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Grassley Introduces Bill to Toughen Foreign Lobbying Oversight after Manafort Indictment” by Kyle Cheney for Politico “Under Mueller Scrutiny, Continued on Next Page

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