Anthony Jenkins, Author at State and Federal Communications

State of Hawaii

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission welcomed Robert D. Harris as its new executive director. Harris is replacing Daniel Gluck, who served as the executive director from 2016 until the end of 2021. Last year Gluck was nominated to a vacancy […]

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Austin Skyline - by: Stuart Seeger, CC BY 2.0

Early voting for Austin, Texas’s District 4 election has begun. The election was called following Greg Casar’s announcement he will be running for Congress in District 35. Early voting will be open until January 21, with polls closed on January […]

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State of Hawaii

Leading up to the January 19 start date of the 2022 legislative session, Hawaii state leaders in the Senate and House have announced the state Capitol will be closed to the public due to rising concerns over the continuing COVID-19 […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

The New Mexico State Ethics Commission is proposing additional disclosure laws to require legislators to release more about the sources of their personal income and business relationships. Additionally, the commission would like to increase transparency requirements for lobbyists by requiring […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

On August 27, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts called for a special session to begin September 13 for the purposes of redistricting. New boundaries are expected for state legislative, judicial, and congressional districts. The does affect lobbyist reporting. A special lobbying […]

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August 24, 2021  •  

Texas House in Quorum

Texas Capitol Building

On August 19, the Texas House of Representatives once again held quorum for the first time in over a month. With the House in quorum, lawmakers can take up several bills including House Bill 77 and 87. House Bill 77 […]

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New Orleans Skyline - by thepipe26

On August 16, the Ethics Review Board of New Orleans voted unanimously to recommend the city’s Code of Ethics be revised to bar City Council members and candidates from accepting political contributions from utility firms regulated by the city. These […]

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On August 15, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an early election to be held on September 20. The election is being called in the hopes voters will approve of his government’s post-pandemic recovery plan. Previously, the next state fixed-date […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

Texas Gov. Abbott announced a special election on November 2 for eight proposed constitutional amendments approved by the Texas Legislature during the 87th session. The amendments include a prohibition on state or local restrictions on religious services and a provision […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

On August 6, Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special election for State House District 10 is to be held on August 31 to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Representative Jake Ellzey to the 6th Congressional District on […]

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August 12, 2021  •  

Arizona State Senator Resigns

Arizona State Flag

State Senator Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete of Arizona resigned on August 10, following his arrest on felony charges involving sexual abuse of two minors. The resignation was immediately effective. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will choose a replacement from a […]

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British Columbia Legislature

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia adjourned for the summer on June 17th. The 2021 spring legislative session saw the Assembly primarily tackling issues relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This includes measures that would keep people safe and enable […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

On June 14, the Minnesota Legislature returned to the capitol for a special session. In this session, lawmakers will be finalizing a two-year, $52 billion budget before the start of the next fiscal period July 1. If the legislature fails […]

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