Jim Sedor, Author at State and Federal Communications

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Upon Royal Assent from Alberta’s lieutenant-governor, the province will officially eliminate the office of the independent Alberta Election Commissioner. The move makes the commissioner a staff position under the Chief Electoral Officer. Bill 22, Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions […]

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November 8, 2019  •  

Recall Bill in Alberta Legislature

Alberta Legislature Building - Timorose

On November 6, a bill to allow recall elections of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) was reported to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Bill 204, the Election Recall Act, allows constituents to petition for the recall of an MLA […]

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May 31, 2018  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance California: “That Political Mailer on Your Kitchen Counter Isn’t What It Seems” by Taryn Luna for Sacramento Bee Massachusetts: “There’s a Bill That Would Rein in Charlie Baker’s Fundraising, but Democrats Aren’t Touching It” by Frank Phillips for […]

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May 30, 2018  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Federal Election Commission Can’t Decide If Russian Interference Violated Law” by Peter Overby for WAMU National: “Invitations Offer Wealthy Chinese Access to President Trump at Fundraiser” by Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Anu Narayanswamy, Emily Rauhala, and Simon […]

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May 29, 2018  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Who’s Behind Those Political Ads on Facebook? Now, You Can Find Out.” By Tony Romm (Washington Post) for San Antonio Express-News Ethics National: “Trump’s Lawyer and Chief of Staff Appear at Briefings on F.B.I.’s Russia Informant” by […]

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May 24, 2018  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Elections Alabama: “Competition Sparse in Many Alabama Legislative Districts” by Mike Cason for AL.com Georgia: “Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History” by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns (New York Times) for MSN Ethics National: “Senate Anti-Harassment […]

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May 23, 2018  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Florida: “Florida’s Porous Campaign Finance Laws: ‘You can do almost anything’” by Gary Fineout (Associated Press) for Tampa Bay Times Oregon: “Legislative Typo Threatens to Undermine Clean Elections Campaigns” by Kevin Miller (Portland Press Herald) for Lewiston Sun […]

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May 22, 2018  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Elections National: “Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met with Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election” by Mark Mazzetti, Ronen Bergman, and David Kilpatrick (New York Times) for MSN National: “Justice Department Calls for Inquiry after Trump Demands Probe into […]

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May 21, 2018  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Missouri: “Greitens Won’t Face Charges for Allegedly Lying to State Ethics Commission” by Jason Hancock for Kansas City Star Ethics National: “Ethics Panel Gives Menendez Wide Latitude for Repayment of Gifts from Melgen” by Matt Friedman for Politico […]

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May 17, 2018  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Missouri: “‘Shell Companies’ Gave Money to Gov. Eric Greitens’ Campaign: Memo released by lawmakers” by Will Schmidt for Springfield News-Leader Elections National: “A Secret Mission, a Code Name and Anxiety: Inside the early days of the F.B.I.’s Trump […]

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May 16, 2018  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Women Reaching New Levels in Political Donations” by Kate Ackley for Roll Call National: “$1 Million Mystery Gift to Inauguration Traced to Conservative Legal Activists” by Robert Maguire for McClatchy DC Idaho: “‘The Idahoan’ Ruled Exempt from […]

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May 15, 2018  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Politicos Beware: Court ruling could prompt more transparent campaign spending” by Carrie Levine for Center for Public Integrity Missouri: “Critics Say Governor’s Race Shows Need for Campaign Finance Reform” by Sarah Zimmerman (Associated Press) for St. Louis […]

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May 14, 2018  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “FEC Allows Candidate to Use Campaign Funds for Child Care” by Aris Folley for The Hill Connecticut: “The Place Mat King: Sen. Tony Hwang spent $15K on restaurant ads” by Neil Vigdor for Hartford Courant Missouri: “Donors […]

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Campaign Finance Ohio: “Mary Taylor’s $3 Million Campaign Loan Subject of State Legislator’s Elections Complaint” by Andrew Tobias for Cleveland Plain Dealer Elections California: “Crimes Are No Longer a Disqualification for Republican Candidates” by Michael Scherer (Washington Post) for San […]

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