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January 30, 2020  •  

Wisconsin Holds Special Session

Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced a special session to introduce bills regarding the state’s dairy crisis. Gov. Tony Evers, in his State of the State address on January 22, called for the Legislature to convene a special session to address […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

The Missouri Ethics Commission increased contribution limits for state House and Senate candidates. The per election limits have increased from $2,000 to $2,046 for House candidates and from $2,500 to $2,559 for Senate candidates. The inflationary adjustments are the first […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Progress Michigan is seeking to amend the state constitution to Ban lobbyists and their clients from giving gifts, including meals, drinks, and trips, to public officials Require lobbyists and public officials to make a public record of their phone calls, […]

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Former Sen. John Cullerton - Ashlee Rezin Garcia

John Cullerton, a Democrat from the North Side, resigned from Senate District 6 after more than four decades in office. Cullerton served as the 38th president of the state Senate. Sen. Don Harmon, a Democrat from Oak Park, was elected […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

The Bureau of Elections posted the Lobby Registration Act 2020 Reporting Thresholds. Thresholds change every year in January to reflect the change in the consumer price index for Detroit. The registration threshold for a lobbyist agent or a lobbyist’s expenditure […]

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The Chicago Board of Ethics issued a press release and three binding advisory opinions. These opinions clarify what does and does not constitute lobbying activity by nonprofit organizations. The opinions include a total of 44 scenarios or hypothetical situations addressing […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

Sen. Dan Hegeman, a Republican from Cosby, is sponsoring a Joint Resolution for a constitutional amendment which would ban all gifts from lobbyists or lobbyist principals. Additionally, the bill will reduce contributions made to or accepted by any candidate or […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Democrat Cynthia Neeley and Republican Adam Ford won the House District 34 special primaries held on January 7. Less than 7% of Flint’s 62,242 registered voters participated in the special election. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called the election after Cynthia Neeley’s […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

A special election has been called for Senate District 11 to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Martin Sandoval, effective January 1, 2020. Sandoval resigned amid a federal corruption investigation. The primary will be held on March 17 and the […]

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Former Reps. Loeffler and Zerwas

On February 4, 2020, special elections will be held to fill vacancies in Minnesota House Districts 30A and 60A. Rep. Diane Loeffler, a Democrat from Minneapolis, died in November creating the vacancy in District 60A. Rep. Nick Zerwas, a Republican […]

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Rocky Adkins and Dennis Keene

Gov. Andy Beshear called a special election to fill two open seats in House District 67 and House District 99. Rep. Rocky Adkins, a Democrat from Sandy Hook resigned to become Beshear’s senior adviser. Rep. Dennis Keene, a Democrat from […]

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Chicago City Hall - Ken Lund

The city of Chicago announced a three-month delay for the effective date of an ordinance expanding the definition of lobbyist. The expansion would include persons acting on behalf of a nonprofit if they undertake those efforts as a matter of […]

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The James R. Thompson Center - Ken Lund

Co-chairs Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Rep. Greg Harris called the first hearing of the new Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform. The hearing will take place Monday, December 23 at 10 a.m. in Room 16-503 of the […]

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The Hawaii Senate convened a third special session last week to confirm two judicial appointments. The Senate confirmed one judicial appointment for the District Family Court of the Third Circuit and another for the District Court of the Fifth Circuit. […]

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