Mariah Dick, Author at State and Federal Communications

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit upheld Rhode Island’s campaign finance law requiring the identification of donors in political advertisements. The state law requires disclosure of independent expenditures totaling more than $1,000 to the Board of Elections […]

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September 16, 2021  •  

New York State Special Elections Scheduled

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New York Rep. Victor Pichardo’s resignation was effective this week, leaving the 86th Assembly District seat vacant. Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin’s former Senate District 30 seat is also vacant following his elevation to the lieutenant governor position. Special elections will […]

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September 14, 2021  •  

Massachusetts Special Election Scheduled

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Massachusetts State officials scheduled a special election for January 11, 2022 to fill the state Senate seat in the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District. The seat became vacant when Sen. Joe Boncore resigned to accept the CEO position with the […]

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The Maine Ethics Commission announced it would hold a three-hour course covering recent changes to the law governing the registration and reporting requirements for political committees. The course will take place on October 18, both in-person and over Zoom, from […]

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September 10, 2021  •  

Massachusetts Legislator Resigns

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Massachusetts State Sen. Joe Boncore resigned to become CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. His current term is set to expire on January 4, 2023. The governor is expected to call for a special election to fill the vacant 1st […]

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September 8, 2021  •  

Maine Special Election Called for November 2

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Maine Gov. Mills and Secretary of State Shenna Bellows announced a special election to be held on November 2 for House District 86. The seat became vacant when Rep. Justin Fecteau resigned in July to pursue an out-of-state career opportunity. […]

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New Hampshire Gov. Sununu announced a special election to be held on December 7 to fill the vacant state representative seat for Rockingham County District 6. The seat was vacated when Rep. Anne Copp moved out of the district this […]

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Pennsylvania lobbyists and lobbying firms are required to complete an annual equity disclosure report by October 7. This year’s report covers the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Subsequent annual reports will be due July 30 of […]

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September 1, 2021  •  

New York Governor Calls Special Session

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has called the state Legislature to reconvene today, September 1. The session’s primary order of business will be to extend the state’s eviction moratorium, but the meeting is also expected to address the open meetings […]

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Massachusetts state officials scheduled a special election on November 30 for the state House seat in the 4th Essex District. The seat became vacant when Rep. Brad Mill resigned to accept an appointment to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. A primary […]

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August 23, 2021  •  

Massachusetts Legislator Resigns

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Massachusetts State Rep. Brad Hill resigned to accept an appointment to the state’s Gaming Commission. His current term is set to expire on January 3, 2023. Gov. Baker is expected to call for a special election to fill the vacant […]

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Rhode Island State House - by Farragutful

Rhode Island State officials scheduled a special election on November 2 for the state Senate seat in Providence District 3. The seat became vacant when Sen. Gayle Goldin resigned to accept a position as a senior adviser in the U.S. […]

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August 10, 2021  •  

New York Governor Cuomo Resigns

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation one week after the state Office of Attorney General released a report concluding he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women. The resignation will take effect in 14 days on August 24. Lt. Gov. Kathy […]

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New Hampshire State House - AlexiusHoratius

Effective September 28, New Hampshire House Bill 263 increases contribution limits and reporting, registration, and itemization threshold amounts for political committees. The bill limits contributions to PACs to $10,000 and raises the registration and reporting threshold for those committees to […]

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