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Nashville Skyline 2009 - by Kaldari

The Nashville Office of Metropolitan Clerk’s new online reporting portal will not be launched prior to the 2021 reporting due date. The clerk’s office has indicated those lobbying activity reports should instead be emailed to the clerk’s office on or […]

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Florida Capitol Building

The Florida House and Senate have instituted COVID-19 safety protocols during committee meetings ahead of the 2021 legislative session. For the month of January, Senate committee meetings will be limiting in-person attendance to individuals invited by the committee leaders. Rooms […]

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January 12, 2021  •  

Virginia Special Election Set for March 23

VA Gov. Ralph Northam - by Mark Warner

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a special election to be held on March 23 for the 38th Senate District. The seat was previously held by Sen. A. Benton Chafin, Jr. who passed away January 1.

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A bill prohibiting corporate campaign contributions has been introduced in the Virginia House of Delegates. House Bill 1906 would not only prohibit direct contributions to candidates and committees but also prohibit indirect contributions. This would include designated contributions or contributions directed […]

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Del. Derrick Evans has announced his resignation from the West Virginia Legislature. This comes after being arrested and charged for his part in storming the U.S. Capitol Building. Evans was set to serve his first term as delegate for West […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

The North Carolina State Board of Elections has announced an increase in the limits on contributions made to candidates. The limit will increase from $5,400 to $5,600 due to the 2.8% rise in the consumer price index from 2018 to […]

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N. Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper - by NCDOTcommunications

Inauguration festivities for Gov. Roy Cooper and other statewide officials will be held as a limited event on January 9 in Raleigh. Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, attendance at the inauguration will be limited to family, staff, and media. However, […]

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Alabama State Capitol Building

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the special election dates for House District 73 to coincide with the previously announced special election for Senate District 14. The special primary election will be held on March 30, 2021, with a runoff on […]

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After a drive-thru primary on December 13, Candi King has emerged as the Democratic candidate to fill a vacant seat in the 2nd District of Virginia’s House of Delegates. The seat was vacated by Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy who resigned […]

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December 8, 2020  •  

Alabama Special Election Announced

Alabama State Capitol Building

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the special election dates for the Senate District 14 seat previously held by Sen. Cam Ward. The special primary election will be held on March 30, 2021, with a runoff on April 27, if necessary. […]

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December 3, 2020  •  

Lobbying Ordinance Voted Down in Memphis

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Memphis City Council voted against adopting an ordinance requiring those lobbying the council to register with the city and name their clients. The ordinance would have required lobbyists to register annually and pay a registration fee of $50. The ordinance […]

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Gov. Ralph Northam announced the special election for Virginia’s 90th House of Delegates District will be held on January 5, 2021. The seat was previously held by Democratic Del. Joseph Lindsey, who resigned last month after being appointed to fill […]

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November 30, 2020  •  

New Registration Form and Process

Nashville Skyline 2009 - by Kaldari

The Nashville Metro Board of Ethical Conduct has adopted a new lobbyist registration form. The form, which is now available online, must be filed along with the written client authorization via email to the Metro Clerk’s Office until the new […]

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After nearly 12 weeks, the Virginia General Assembly ended its special session on November 9. Lawmakers approved changes returned by Gov. Northam on a handful of bills and finally agreed on a final passage of the budget.

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