Joanna Kamvouris, Author at State and Federal Communications

Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission will hold a regular meeting on Friday, April 9 at 10 a.m. to discuss the use of campaign funds for officeholders and lobbyist expenditures. On the topic of campaign finance, the meeting will cover the campaign […]

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Flag of Colorado - by Seth Haller, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The City Council in Aurora, Colorado passed an ordinance to create lobbyist registration and reporting requirements in the city. Ordinance 2021-08 requires lobbyists to register their clients and income with the City Clerk and submit quarterly, detailed activity reports by […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission voted to increase the individual contribution limit to $2,900 per election for candidate’s whose name appears on the 2022 ballot. This limit increase applies only to candidates registered for the 2022 election. The individual contribution limits […]

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will call a special session of the New Mexico Legislature tentatively for Wednesday, March 31 to address the regulation of cannabis in the state. The Senate Majority Leader addressed the fact that there was not enough […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

The 55th New Mexico Legislature is set to adjourn sine die March 20. During the session, several bills were introduced relating to lobbying and campaign finance. Two key bills related to lobbying and the legislative session are advancing through the […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

Voters in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District will go to the polls June 1 for a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Rep. Deb Haaland. Haaland was confirmed to lead the Department of the Interior on March […]

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Arkansas State Capitol

The regular session of the 93rd Arkansas General Assembly has been extended until May 3, 2021. House Concurrent Resolution 1008 provides the purpose of the extension is to consider vetoes correcting errors or oversights, complete work on proposed constitutional amendments, […]

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Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

The 2021 session of the Utah Legislature adjourned sine die on March 5 after being in session since January 19. During the session, lawmakers introduced legislation relating to PAC reporting requirements and amending provisions of the state procurement code. Utah […]

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Aurora Municipal Center - Jeffrey Beall

Aurora City Council member Angela Lawson is sponsoring an ordinance to create lobbyist registration and reporting requirements. Lawson’s sweeping proposals would require lobbyists to register their clients and income with the city and submit quarterly, detailed reports on their activities […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

A special session or pause in the Nebraska Legislature is anticipated due to delays in delivering U.S. Census data. This data is needed for redrawing districts served by state legislators, U.S. congressional representatives, and other elected officials. Normally, the once-a-decade […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The Colorado Secretary of State temporarily adopted lobbyist rules 8 C.C.R. 1505-8 on March 1, defining and establishing new requirements for redistricting commission lobbyists. The new rules define redistricting commission lobbyist as a person who is contracted or compensated to […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has selected February 23 as the date of the special runoff election for House District 68. The runoff election will be held to replace former Rep. Drew Springer, R, who is now in the Texas Senate. The runoff candidates […]

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Puerto Rico Capitol Building

In furtherance of transparency, Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro R. Pierluisi passed an administrative order establishing registration and reporting requirements and creating new prohibitions for lobbyists and lobbyist firms engaging with the House of Representatives. Administrative Order 2021-03 directs the House […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

Greater disclosure requirements for lobbyists in New Mexico will be a topic of discussion during the largely virtual 2021 legislative session. Lawmakers will consider requiring lobbyists or their employers to list the bills they lobbied, the position they took on […]

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