George Ticoras, Esq., Author at State and Federal Communications

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On January 29, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published its price index adjustments for expenditure limitations and the federal lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold. The lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold has increased for 2024 from $21,800 to $22,700. This threshold amount is […]

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On March 4, a federal by-election will be held in the electoral district of Durham (Ontario) to fill a vacancy in the House of Commons. On August 3, 2023, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice […]

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Sometime before July 14, 2024, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Commons representing Toronto–St. Paul’s in the province of Ontario. On January 17, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice […]

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Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly Chamber - Joseph Thornley

Campaign contribution limits have increased in Prince Edward Island, Canada, for 2024. In a calendar year, a person individually may contribute $3,250 to each party. A contribution to a registered candidate affiliated with a registered party is considered a contribution […]

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Campaign contribution limits have increased in Ontario, Canada, for 2024. In a calendar year, a person individually may contribute $3,375 to each party, to each constituency association and nominations contestants of a party, and to each leadership contestant of a […]

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The Federal Election Commission has announced its civil monetary penalty amounts, adjusted for inflation, for 2024. The potential fines for civil violations of federal campaign finance laws have increased to range from $7,256 to $84,852, from the previous range of […]

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For 2024, the minimum wage required to be paid by US Federal Contractors under Executive Order 14026 increases to $17.20 an hour. Starting on January 30, 2022, all federal agencies were required to incorporate a $15 minimum wage in new […]

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Elections Canada has published the Canadian federal contribution limits for the 2024 calendar year. In 2024, individuals may contribute up to $1,725 to independent candidates, leadership candidates, registered parties, and to, in total, all of the registered associations, nomination contestants […]

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British Columbia Legislature

Campaign contribution limits increased in British Columbia, Canada, for 2024 to $1,450.82 for contributions to registered political parties, including their candidates, nomination contestants and registered constituency associations. Additionally, individuals can also contribute up to $1,450.82 to independent candidates and leadership […]

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On March 1, 2024, the Federal Election Commission new rules eliminating and updating references to outdated technologies in federal campaign finance regulations are expected to come into effect. The Final Rules and an Explanation and Justification for Technological Modernization, approved […]

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On December 14, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) elected Sean J. Cooksey as its chairman for 2024. Cooksey replaces Dara Lindenbaum, who was appointed to the commission in 2022. The chairmanship is a rotating, one-year position. Ellen L. Weintraub was […]

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Burlington, Ontario City Hall - The Fwanksta, Public domain

On January 1, the city of Burlington, Ontario’s new lobbyist registry bylaw comes into effect. The law effectively replaces the city’s Lobbyist Registration Policy, which passed on October 19, 2021, and came into effect January of 2022. As noted in […]

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On January 23, 2024, a special election will be held to fill a vacant seat for the 115th Assembly District of the Connecticut House of Representatives. Gov. Ned Lamont formerly announced the special election on December 8 in order to […]

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U.S. House of Representatives Chamber - from their Public Domain

On December 1, over two-thirds of the United States House of Representatives voted to expel Rep. George Santos. The resolution to expel him from Congress passed 311 to 114, with 105 Republicans and all but two Democrats voting to remove […]

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