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Illinois lawmakers adjourned sine die early Saturday morning after passing a bill limiting contributions to judicial self-funding political committees and independent expenditure committees. Amendment to House Bill 716 prohibits self-funding political committees and independent expenditure committees established to support or […]

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St. Louis Gateway Arch - Daniel Schwen [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Voters in St. Louis, Missouri passed Proposition R, amending the city charter to include several new conflicts of interest provisions. Proposition R prohibits alderpersons from knowingly using their official position to influence others for their own financial benefit; requires alderpersons […]

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The Missouri Ethics Commission has four vacant seats out of six, leaving it two people short to decide any issues. The commission had to delay a decision on a complaint filed against Columbia mayoral candidate Randy Minchew on March 15, […]

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The 97th session of the South Dakota Legislature adjourned sine die on March 28 after lawmakers failed to override Gov. Kristi Noem’s three vetoes, killing legislation that would have given lawmakers more control over spending federal aid. During the session, […]

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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued a directive instructing all boards of elections in the state to remove the names of candidates for Ohio House, Ohio Senate, and State Central Committee from the May 3 primary ballot, stating that […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Michigan lawmakers introduced several new bills proposing fundamental changes for lobbying disclosure and gift laws. Senate Bill 963 requires lobbyists to file monthly reports instead of the current schedule of twice a year. The bill also includes a two-year revolving door […]

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March 16, 2022  •  

Wisconsin Ends General Session

Wisconsin Capitol - photo by Dori

The last general-business floorperiod of the 2021-2022 session of the Wisconsin General Assembly adjourned March 15. Lawmakers finished work on 80 bills so they can focus on campaigning for the fall election. Some bills are likely to be vetoed, including […]

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March 15, 2022  •  

Indiana Adjourns Sine Die

Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

The second regular session of the 122nd Indiana General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 8 after passing House Bill 1242 and Senate Bill 348. Senate Bill 348 requires campaign finance reports to be filed electronically and allows for electronic […]

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St. Louis Gateway Arch - Daniel Schwen [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Voters in St. Louis, Missouri will decide on April 5 whether to amend the city charter to include several new conflicts of interest provisions. Proposition R would prohibit alderpersons from knowingly using their official position to influence others for their […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn died at age 59 after a battle with cancer. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expected to call a special election for District 1 on August 9, the date of the statewide primary elections. Secretary of State […]

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Btc Bitcoin - Image by A M Hasan Nasim

The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board voted unanimously to issue an advisory opinion classifying political donations in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum as in-kind contributions. Candidates may accept payments but must report the cash value and the donor’s name, […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

The Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously to approve the first-ever code of conduct for council members and their staff. All council members and their staff must sign a copy of the code of conduct and file it with the clerk. […]

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February 17, 2022  •  

Wisconsin Governor Calls Special Session

Gov. Tony Evers - by: Campaign of Tony Evers for governor

Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order 156 calling for a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature to begin Tuesday, March 8. Evers wants lawmakers to consider his plan to use a portion of the state’s $3.8 billion projected surplus to […]

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Louisville City Hall

A new city ordinance proposed by Louisville Councilmember Bill Hollander would create registration and disclosure requirements for lobbying. The measure defines a lobbyist as any person engaged to influence executive agency decisions or to promote, advocate, or oppose the passage, […]

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