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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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The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) announced it expects the online filing system to be back online by March 11. JCOPE’s online system has been down since February 21 following a malicious cyberattack. All filings due during […]

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Rhode Island lawmakers introduced a bill amending the Lobbying Reform Act to apply registration and reporting requirements to individuals who lobby at the local level. Senate Bill 2512 expands the definition of lobbying to cover individuals who lobby municipal government […]

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February 28, 2022  •  

New York Special Election Scheduled

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New York Gov. Hochul announced a special election for Assembly District 20 to be held on April 7. The seat became vacant when Rep. Melissa Miller resigned to join the Hempstead Town Board. The winner of the special election will […]

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February 28, 2022  •  

Cyberattack on New York’s JCOPE

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A malicious cyberattack targeted the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) last week, resulting in an outage of the Lobbying Application, the online filing portal for lobbyists. The online system will remain down until JCOPE is confident it […]

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The Boston City Council announced a special election for the District 1 seat to be held on May 3 with a preliminary election to be held on April 5. The seat is vacant after Lydia Edwards was elected to the […]

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February 14, 2022  •  

Delaware Special Election Scheduled

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A special election has been scheduled for Delaware House District 4 to be held on March 5. The seat became vacant when Rep. Gerald Brady resigned following an ethics investigation. The winner of the special election will serve the remainder […]

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February 11, 2022  •  

New York Special Election Scheduled

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New York Gov. Hochul announced a special election for Assembly District 43 to be held on March 22. The seat became vacant when Rep. Diana Richardson resigned to serve as Brooklyn Deputy Borough President. The winner of the special election […]

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