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North Dakota Capitol Building

Voters defeated a constitutional amendment that would have required approval of the legislature or voter approval twice for all initiated ballot measures. The amendment needed a simple majority of votes to pass. As of Wednesday morning, with 91% of votes […]

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North Dakota State Capitol - By Bobak Ha'Eri

Voters defeated a constitutional amendment changing the membership and meeting requirements of the state board of higher education. The failure of the measure keeps the number of individuals who serve on the state board of higher education at eight and […]

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North Dakota State Capitol - By Bobak Ha'Eri

Incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Burgum easily won reelection in North Dakota. As of Wednesday morning, with 86% of votes counted, Burgum prevailed over Democratic candidate Shelley Lenz by roughly 42 percentage points. Additionally, Libertarian candidate DuWayne Hendrickson collected about 4 […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

Voters passed a constitutional amendment creating a lobbyist gift ban, reducing campaign contribution limits, and repealing redistricting. The measure amends Article III of the Constitution to prohibit all gifts from lobbyists or lobbyist principals to members of the General Assembly, […]

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The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri voters defeated a constitutional amendment that would have extended term limits currently applicable to the governor and treasurer to all statewide elected officials. The failure of the amendment does not affect the term limits currently applicable to the governor […]

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Voters opposed holding a convention to explore proposals for changes to the state constitution. This question automatically appears on the ballot every ten years pursuant to Article X, Section 3 of the Iowa Constitution. As of Wednesday morning, with 92% […]

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Kentucky voters defeated a constitutional amendment that would have increased the terms of office for district judges and commonwealth attorneys in each circuit court district. The amendment would have also increased the requirement for district judges of being a licensed […]

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Gov Eric Holcomb - by Liz Kaye | IU Communications

Incumbent Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb was reelected in the biggest statewide race on the ballot this year. Holcomb defeated Democrat Dr. Woodrow A. Myers by roughly 28 percentage points, and third-party Libertarian candidate Donald Rainwater by over 45 percentage points […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

A group of nonpartisan organizations concerned with good governance in Illinois issued a statement calling for the immediate release of the Report of the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform. The Commission was supposed to release the report on […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Board of Elections announced an amnesty period for late filers of the March 2020 quarterly report of campaign contributions and expenditures, due on April 15. No penalties will be assessed for reports filed […]

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Chicago City Hall - Ken Lund

The Board of Ethics announced a further delay in the implementation Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305, previously set for July 1, 2020. The implementation will now be on January 1, 2021 due to the continuing work by the city and many non-profit […]

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June 15, 2020  •  

Iowa Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

Following a nearly two-and-a-half-month interruption, the Iowa Legislature adjourned the 88th General Assembly sine die on Sunday after a marathon overnight debate. This debate ends a two-week session shortened by the coronavirus pandemic and recent protests. In addition to the […]

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Gov Tim Walz, with Lt Gov Peggy Flanagan - by Lorie Shaull

Gov. Tim Walz called a special session which will begin June 12. The primary purpose of the session will be to extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency by 30 days, making sure the state can quickly respond to the pandemic. The […]

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The Kentucky State Capitol building

The Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission passed an emergency regulation and provided guidance on a passed bill. This bill passed amends registration requirements for executive agency lobbying. Effective July 1, Senate Bill 157 requires the initial registration statement to include […]

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