Elizabeth Bartz, Author at State and Federal Communications

Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Another new batch of states are going in session this week! Are you ready? Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Delaware Georgia Idaho Illinois Iowa Maryland Michigan New Jersey South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming It’s […]

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In 2021, every state—along with the District of Columbia, Federal Government, and Puerto Rico—will be in session…but not at the same time. A good number of them are starting this week…but which ones? Federal Connecticut District of Columbia Indiana Kentucky […]

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First, we are all in good health at State and Federal Communications. For the most part, we are working one day a week in the office and the rest working from home. The staff is also social distancing and wearing […]

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Wondering how to vote in the 2020 Ohio Primary election? Curious about how the decennial census affects you? The Greater Akron Chamber, our President and CEO Elizabeth Bartz, and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose have you covered!

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On July 24, The New York City Charter Revision Commission released a final draft report on proposed amendments to the city charter. The commission proposed Ballot Question 3 relating to ethics and governance including extending the post-employment appearance ban for […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

On July 22, the Connecticut General Assembly convened and adjourned a special session. During the special session lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1210 authorizing state grant commitments for school building projects. Senate Bill 1210 also made changes to the procurement processes […]

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The New York State Joint Commission of Public Ethics announced an extension for the submission of bimonthly reports for the May to June reporting period until July 31. JCOPE extended the deadline due to ongoing technical difficulties with the online […]

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New York Capitol Building

On July 11, the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics launched the ability to file client semi-annual reports and source of funding information through the online Lobbying Application for the 2019-2020 reporting period. JCOPE has granted an extension to […]

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Georgia State Capitol Building

Gov. Brian Kemp announced a special election to fill the vacancy in House District 71 on September 3. The seat was vacated by the resignation of Rep. David Stover on June 25. Rep. Stover was facing an ethics complaint regarding […]

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Virginia Capitol Building - Ron Cogswell

The Virginia General Assembly convened and adjourned a special session. The session was called to consider stricter gun legislation in response to the Virginia Beach shootings on May 31. For the special session, Gov. Northam proposed eight bills. The Governors […]

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The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) of 2007 was enacted 10 years ago. It is a law of the US federal government, which in part, amended parts of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) of 1995. What did it […]

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September 7, 2017  •  

Bucket of States to Still Visit

Writing a monthly column doesn’t come easy for me…I want to find something to pique your interest but not make you fall asleep reading. I was kind of stuck waiting until the 11th hour to write the column when I […]

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December 30, 2016  •  

Best Wishes for the New Year!

As everyone prepares to celebrate the holiday, I would like to take this opportunity to offer a note of thanks. State and Federal Communications has had an amazing year and we look forward to a bright 2017. We wish you […]

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October 3, 2016  •  

You Have One Job…VOTE

Here is what has happened so far…And what will happen. The states in these United States held primaries and caucuses. We had months and months of elections around the country. And, we had a lot of debates…Maybe more than we […]

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