Joanna Kamvouris, Author at State and Federal Communications

September 23, 2022  •  

Colorado Amends Campaign Finance Rules

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The Colorado Department of State approved permanent revisions to Campaign and Political Finance Rule 1505-6. The rule amendments include setting contribution limits to candidates for school district director from persons other than small donor committees for any regular biennial or […]

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Arizona State Capitol - by Visitor7

An Arizona campaign finance bill passed that amends reporting requirements for political action committees and political parties. Senate Bill 1355 provides for a calendar quarter without an election, a political action committee and political party must file a quarterly report […]

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson - by: usbotschaftberlin, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has called for a special session in August to discuss possible tax cuts. The previously estimated Arkansas budget surplus for the 2022 fiscal year of $1.4 billion grew to a record $1.6 billion. The special session […]

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Arizona State Capitol - by Visitor7

The 55th Arizona Legislature adjourned its second regular session sine die on June 25. During the session, Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation in March to ensure only U.S. citizens vote in Arizona’s elections, further protecting the state’s voters and strengthening […]

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Louisiana State Capitol - by: Jim Plylar, CC BY-SA 3.0

The cap for how much Louisiana’s lobbyists can spend to wine and dine public officials is edging higher July 1. With the start of the new state budget year, the limit lobbyists can spend on food and drink for state […]

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State of Hawaii

The Hawaii State Senate will convene a special session on June 20 to review judicial appointments. Judicial appointments are for Jill M. Hasegawa and Joanna E. Sokolow to the District Family Court of the 3rd Circuit – Hawaii Island, and […]

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June 7, 2022  •  

Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Louisiana State Capitol - by: Jim Plylar, CC BY-SA 3.0

Louisiana lawmakers adjourned the 2022 regular session sine die on the evening of June 6. During the session, legislators balanced the budget as well as spending related to education, healthcare, and critical infrastructure. Trigger language to Louisiana law will end […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned its regular session on May 27 without referring any measures to the 2022 ballot for voters to consider. During the session, lawmakers considered referring constitutional amendments and state statutes to the ballot. Fifteen constitutional amendments and […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Legislature called a concurrent legislative session to begin May 18 concerning $1.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund spending. The special session will also cover $698 million in Large-scale Economic Activity and Development Act (LEAD Act) allocations […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The 73rd Colorado General Assembly adjourned sine die May 11. During the session, legislation related to campaign finance was introduced. House Bill 1060 was passed, creating aggregate limits on candidates for school district director from persons other than small donor […]

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State of Hawaii

The Hawaii Legislature adjourned its regular session sine die May 5. During the session, several bills related to campaign finance were introduced. House Bill 1423, with its last action on March 18, was introduced but has not passed. The bill […]

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The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas. (c) 2018 Tony Webster

The Kansas Legislature adjourned its special veto session just after 2 a.m. on April 29. During the recently concluded veto session, the Legislature passed the omnibus spending bill to fund public schools and special education. Typically, upon veto adjournment, the […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

The 107th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die on April 20 after 60 days in session. Due to term limits, 11 senators are leaving the Legislature and an additional two decided not to seek reelection. The term limit senators include Henderson […]

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

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law legislation creating campaign finance limits for school board races for the first time. House Bill 1060 will cap individual donations at $2,500 and small donor committees at $25,000 per school board candidate. The […]

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