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

FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 21, President Joe Biden nominated Dara Lindenbaum to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). FEC Vice Chair Steven T. Walther announced last week he would be stepping down as commissioner upon the nomination and […]

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Burlington, Ontario City Hall - The Fwanksta, Public domain

The Lobbyist Registry for the city of Burlington, Ontario, Canada has officially gone live on the city’s website this month. A new lobbying law, passed on October 19, 2021, requires consultant lobbyists, in-house lobbyists, and voluntary unpaid lobbyists to file […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 21, Federal Election Commission (FEC) Vice Chair Steven T. Walther announced he would be stepping down as commissioner. In his press release, Walther stated he will step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his replacement. Serving on […]

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US Capitol - by Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons

On January 20, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly introduced the Ban Corporate PACs Act. The legislation, Senate Bill 3528, amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to eliminate the ability of for-profit corporations to establish and manage separate segregated funds […]

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Meet our Expert – George Ticoras

Meet George Ticoras, Esq., Manager, International Research Services! What are your areas of expertise? The daily focus of my work is covering the lobbying landscape throughout Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the rest of the world. How many years of […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 13, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) decided to revise its PAC registration form to explicitly include designations for superPACs and Hybrid Committees. At its open meeting, the FEC approved a motion instructing the agency’s staff to expand Form […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 11, the Federal Election Commission announced its civil monetary penalty amounts adjusted for inflation. The potential fines for civil violations of federal campaign finance laws have increased to range from $6,523 to $76,280, from the previous range of […]

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Elections Canada has published the federal contribution limits for the 2022 calendar year. In 2022, individuals may contribute up to $1,675 to independent candidates, leadership candidates, registered parties, and to, in total, all of the registered associations, nomination contestants and […]

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Burlington, Ontario City Hall - The Fwanksta, Public domain

Sometime in January of 2022, the city of Burlington, Ontario, Canada expects to have its new electronic Lobbyist Registry webpage available to the public. The city’s new lobbying law, passed on October 19, 2021, requires consultant lobbyists, in-house lobbyists, and […]

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The public has until February 18, 2022, to share input on a proposed draft update of Canada’s Federal Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct. On December 15, the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying began receiving all views, suggestions, and perspectives from […]

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Quebec National Assembly - dszpiro on Flickr, CC BY 2.0

A new online Lobbyists Registry for Quebec, whose original deadline for implementation was set by law as of December 19, 2021, has been postponed until 2022. On December 9, the National Assembly of Québec passed legislation allowing the government more […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On December 16, the Federal Election Commission elected Commissioner Allen Dickerson as its chairman for 2022. Dickerson will replace current Chairwoman Shana M. Broussard. The chairmanship is a rotating, one-year position.No commissioner may serve as chair more than once during […]

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US Capitol - by Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons

On December 14, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin introduced the Get Foreign Money Out of U.S. Elections Act. House Bill 6283  would prohibit political expenditures from any business entity in which a foreign directly or indirectly owns or controls or otherwise […]

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The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building

On December 13, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) formally requested public input regarding future implementation of Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) regulations. The regulations have not been amended in 14 years. The DOJ’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was […]

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