Mariah Dick, Author at State and Federal Communications

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New York Rep. Tom Reed announced his retirement from Congress seven months before his final term was set to conclude. His resignation comes after the congressman faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Rep. Antonio Delgado is also expected to resign to […]

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May 13, 2022  •  

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on Thursday, May 12. Lawmakers passed Vermont’s first statewide ethics code with new gift limits and a revolving door provision applicable to legislative employees. Bills related to campaign finance were introduced, but not […]

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May 10, 2022  •  

Maine Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The second regular session of the 130th Maine Legislature adjourned sine die on May 9. Two campaign finance bills were passed during the session and signed by the governor. Legislative Document 1782, effective January 1, 2023, permits business entities to […]

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May 6, 2022  •  

Connecticut Legislature Adjourns

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The 2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned on May 4. Lawmakers passed a state budget including more than $600 million in tax cuts, made Juneteenth a state holiday, and dedicated $300 million toward fighting the opioid epidemic. Bills […]

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May 4, 2022  •  

Vermont Governor Signs Ethics Code

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed Senate Bill 171 establishing a statewide ethics code. The bill prohibits public officials and employees from accepting or soliciting gifts not expressly permitted by the code. Permitted gifts include food and beverage where the cost […]

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April 27, 2022  •  

New York Court Postpones Primaries

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The New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, issued a ruling invalidating the state’s new congressional and state senate districts due to gerrymandering. The ruling will result in the congressional and state senate district primaries being moved […]

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April 27, 2022  •  

Vermont Legislature Passes Ethics Code

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The Vermont Legislature passed Senate Bill 171 and delivered it to Gov. Phil Scott today. The bill establishes a statewide ethics code covering all individuals elected or appointed to serve as public officers as well as all state employees. The […]

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Maine Gov. Mills signed Legislative Document 1782 amending the state’s campaign finance law. Beginning December 1, 2023, the amount individuals can contribute to separate segregated fund committees will be adjusted every two years based on the Consumer Price Index. The […]

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Maine Gov. Mills signed Legislative Document 1754 amending the state’s major contributor disclosure law. The amendments exclude committees from the definition of major contributor and exclude certain funds from disclosure requirements. Major contributors will no longer need to disclose funds […]

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Assembly Bill 09006C was signed by New York Gov. Hochul and replaces the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) with a new Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government effective July 8. The substantive law enforced by the ethics body […]

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April 12, 2022  •  

New York Special Election Scheduled

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New York Gov. Hochul announced a special election for Assembly District 58 to be held on May 24. The seat became vacant when Rep. Nick Perry was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the ambassador to Jamaica. The winner of […]

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Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin was arrested today on a federal bribery conspiracy charge in connection with a scheme to direct fraudulent contributions to one of his prior campaigns. The scheme was reportedly designed to help Benjamin receive matching funds from […]

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The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) revised the state’s campaign finance regulations to address issues related to payment applications, the depository reporting schedule, and independent expenditures. Under the revised regulations, contributions may be received through peer-to-peer payment […]

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A special election for the vacant District 6 council seat is scheduled for May 17 in Philadelphia. The seat is vacant after Bobby Henon resigned following his conviction on conspiracy and fraud charges. The winner of the special election will […]

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