Carlo Aguja, Author at State and Federal Communications

January 4, 2021  •  

New Jersey Governor Postpones Elections

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 211 postponing elections to be held in the first quarter of 2021 until April 20. The executive order affects any special school elections and fire district elections previously scheduled for February and […]

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Maine Governor Janet Mills and Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced a special election to be held March 9, 2021 for Senate District 14. The seat is vacant after Senator Shenna Bellows was elected as Secretary of State by the […]

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New York City Hall by Beyond My Ken

The New York Legislature is set to convene a special session on Monday, December 28. Lawmakers are meeting to pass legislation extending the ban on residential evictions past its January 1, 2021 deadline. Tenants who present a legal document attesting […]

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The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) published the second draft of proposed revisions to state lobbying regulations. JCOPE adopted the revisions on an emergency basis and submitted Notices of Emergency Adoption for each. The revisions will be effective January […]

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New York City Hall by Beyond My Ken

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a special election to be held on February 2, 2021 for City Council District 24. The seat is vacant after Councilman Rory Lancman was appointed by Gov. Cuomo as Special Counsel for Ratepayer Protection at […]

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November 4, 2020  •  

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Wins Reelection

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Incumbent Gov. Phil Scott won reelection for a third term as Governor of Vermont and defeated a challenge from current Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman. Gov. Scott has one of the highest governor approval ratings in the country and won the […]

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On November 3, incumbent Chris Sununu won reelection for his third term as Governor of New Hampshire. Gov. Sununu defeated Democrat challenger Dan Feltes, the state Senate majority leader. Gov. Sununu easily won reelection by receiving a projected 65% of […]

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Rhode Island State House - by Farragutful

In a close vote, Rhode Island voters approved Question 1, a resolution to change the state name. The resolution removes the term “and Providence Plantations” from the official state name referenced in the Preamble, Article III, and Article IX of […]

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New Jersey voters approved Question 3, a resolution proposing to delay the legislative redistricting schedule due to the collection of census data. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the United States Census Bureau to delay its procedures for collecting census data. […]

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On Election Day, voters defeated Question 2, an Act to Implement Ranked-Choice Voting in Elections. The initiative was proposed to create a ranked-choice voting system in which voters rank one or more candidates by order of preference. Ranked-choice voting would […]

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November 4, 2020  •  

Delaware Gov. Carney Wins Second Term

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On November 3, voters reelected incumbent John Carney to a second term as Governor of Delaware, defeating Republican challenger Julianne Murray. During the campaign, Gov. Carney received criticism from the opposing party on his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. This […]

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Rhode Island State House - by Farragutful

On June 18, both chambers of the General Assembly recessed after passing the current fiscal year supplemental budget. The bill distributed funding received from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to cover revenue losses for the […]

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Rhode Island State House - by Farragutful

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Assembly has canceled legislative sessions for the week of June 8 to June 12. In addition, the Joint Legislative COVID-19 Emergency Spending Task Force is expected to meet on Tuesday, June 9. The […]

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On May 20, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka signed Ordinance No. 20-0515 amending the city’s contractor pay-to-play laws to reflect state law. The ordinance removes Essex County political party committees, political committees and continuing political committees regularly engaging in the support […]

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