Carlo Aguja, Author at State and Federal Communications

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On June 17, the Connecticut Legislature adjourned a special session after passing bills related to the state budget and recreational marijuana use. The cannabis bill allows applicants from communities affected by high drug-related issues to acquire business licenses. If signed […]

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June 15, 2021  •  

New York Legislature Adjourns

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The New York State Legislature adjourned on June 11. During the legislative session lawmakers introduced and failed to pass bills to ban corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and limited liability partnerships from making political contributions; create a restricted period for […]

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Maine Governor Janet Mills

On June 8, Gov. Janet Mills signed Legislative Document 670 to increase lobbyist registration fees and Legislative Document 1377 amending campaign finance definitions. Legislative Document 670 raises registration fees for lobbyists from $200 to $250 and lobbyist associates from $100 […]

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The Pennsylvania Speaker of the House announced a special election for House District 113 on November 2, the same day as the general election. The district seat became vacant former Rep. Marty Flynn won a special election to join the […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on June 9. During the session, lawmakers passed House Bill 6574 relating to revisions of the state ethics code. The bill exempts gifts from an individual’s or spouse’s grandparents from the law prohibiting […]

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May 24, 2021  •  

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 21. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 legislative session was conducted remotely. During the session, lawmakers failed to pass proposed ethics bills including House Bill 64 prohibiting gifts to legislators from […]

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The Concord City Clerk’s Office announced a special election for City Council Ward 4 to be held on Tuesday, July 13. The seat is vacant after former Councilor Meredith Hatfield resigned her position due to moving out of the city. […]

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The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics appointed Sanford Berland as the new executive director. Berland previously served as state judge in both the Court of Claims and Supreme Court of New York. Before his appointment, the position had […]

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Rhode Island State House - by Farragutful

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea announced a special election for Providence City Council Ward 15 on July 6. If required, a special primary election is scheduled for June 8. The city council seat is vacant after Sabina Matos […]

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Philadelphia from South Street Bridge - by King of Hearts

On April 9, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced the 2021 lobbying training schedule. The virtual lobbyist training covers the basic requirements of the city’s lobbying law for lobbyists, lobbying firms, and principals. The training will also cover the process […]

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April 9, 2021  •  

Maine Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Maine Capitol Building

The Maine Legislature adjourned sine die Tuesday, March 30. During the session, the Ethics Commission proposed Legislative Document 670 to increase the annual registration fees for lobbyists from $200 to $250 and lobbyist associates from $100 to $125. The bill […]

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Boston Financial District - by Nelson48

On March 22, Kim Janey became the acting Mayor of Boston. Under the city charter, Janey who served as the City Council President, becomes the acting mayor when a vacancy occurs mid-term. The seat became vacant when Marty Walsh formally […]

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building

The Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives announced a special election for House District 60 will be held on May 18 during the upcoming primary election. The seat is vacant after Jeff Pyle announced his retirement due to health […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

Gov. Ned Lamont scheduled a special election for Assembly District 145 on April 27. The seat became vacant after Patricia Miller was elected to the Connecticut State Senate on March 2. There are no primaries, and candidates will be nominated […]

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