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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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Louisiana State Capitol

The Louisiana February 6 special primary election and March 20 special general election for House District 35 are canceled. A special primary election was originally scheduled for February 6 followed by a special general election on March 20 to fill […]

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Arizona State Capitol - by Visitor7

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has increased contribution limits for the 2021-2022 election cycle. Effective January 1, an individual may not contribute more than $5,300 per election cycle to a candidate committee for statewide office and legislative office. Additionally, […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The Colorado Legislature will convene for the 2021 regular session on January 13. However, it is expected to pause soon after until February 16 due to growing COVID-19 concerns in the state. Lawmakers will convene to address urgent business, including […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission voted to adopt the proposed changes to the Constitutional Ethics Rules related to lobbying and campaign finance. Amendment 2021-01 impacts candidate committees formed for elections held prior to 2015. The changes include establishing a mandatory dissolution […]

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Louisiana State Capitol

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will call a special election on March 20 to fill the 5th Congressional District. This seat was previously held by the late Luke Letlow, who died December 29 from COVID-19 complications. Letlow, 41, had been elected […]

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Texas Capitol Building

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has selected January 23 as the date of the special election to fill the seat of Rep. Drew Springer, who recently won a promotion to the Texas Senate. Springer is headed to the upper chamber after […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

A special election will take place on April 6, 2021 in Oklahoma Senate District 22. The special election became necessary after Stephanie Bice was elected to represent Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District. Her resignation is effective December 31 of this year. […]

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The Hawaii Ethics Commission administrative rules on gifts and lobbying are now live. Additionally, optional lobbyist training sessions will take place on the mornings of January 6, 2021 and January 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. Title 21 of the Hawaii […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

New Mexico lobbyists and lobbyist employers may begin registering and paying their registration fees in the new Campaign Finance Information System available at: https://login.cfis.sos.state.nm.us/#/index. Both lobbyists and lobbyist employers will be required to register and create an employer/employee relationship to […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission will hold a regular meeting and public hearing on December 11 to consider lobbying and campaign finance rule changes. Amendment 2021-01 would modify ethics rules applicable to candidate committees formed for elections held prior to January […]

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Arizona State Capitol - by Visitor7

The Arizona Legislature will close for a week “out of an abundance of caution” after Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, possibly exposed several Republican lawmakers to COVID-19. Giuliani had tested positive for the virus less than a week […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced the start date of the previously announced special session on COVID-19 relief to begin November 30 at 10 a.m. Among the action items to be addressed during the session are childcare support, housing and direct […]

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