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The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board issued a Request for Comments regarding the possible adoption, amendment, and repeal of rules governing campaign finance regulation and reporting; lobbyist regulation and reporting; audits and investigations; and other topics, in Minnesota Rules, […]

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The Legislature adjourned the special session on July 11 after passing the abortion restrictions Gov. Kim Reynolds requested in calling the special session. Senate File 579 prohibiting abortion if there is a detectable fetal heartbeat passed both houses in one […]

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Ohio Rep. Bob Young

Ohio State House Speaker Jason Stephens called on Rep. Bob Young to resign after he was charged with a felony count of disrupting public services and two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence. Young is currently in his second term representing […]

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Wisconsin State Capitol Building

A vote on the future of Wisconsin’s top elections official ended in partisan deadlock amid Republican calls for the nonpartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe to resign over how she ran the 2020 presidential election. The six commissioners are […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Illinois Legislature adjourned Saturday, May 27 until their scheduled veto session beginning October 24. Lawmakers passed House Bill 2079, which allows a township officer to hold a position on the board of a not-for-profit corporation interested in a contract, […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

The 93rd session of the Minnesota Legislature adjourned sine die on May 22. Lawmakers passed House File 3, a bill restricting political activities by foreign influenced corporations, and requiring corporations making political contributions to file certifications. The bill requires any corporation […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

The first regular session of the 102nd Missouri General Assembly concluded after passing only 43 policy bills, the lowest number passed by a General Assembly in more than two decades, not counting the pandemic-limited session in 2020. The speaker declared […]

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Ohio Statehouse

Lawmakers voted to schedule a special election on August 8, with the adoption of Senate Joint Resolution 2. The special election is for a ballot issue proposing a constitutional amendment to require approval by 60%  of voters to approve any […]

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Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers ordered a special election to be held on July 18, to fill a vacancy in the Assembly District 24 seat. The seat was vacated when Sen. Dan Knodl won a special election for the Senate District […]

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North Dakota State Capitol - By Bobak Ha'Eri

The 68th Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die on April 30 after passing 583 bills including two amending the ethics code. Senate Bill 2048 requires each legislative assembly to adopt conflict of interest rules. House Bill 1257 requires school board candidates […]

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

The first regular session of the 123rd General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 28 after passing bills regarding nonprofit disclosures and electronic signatures for campaign finance disclosures. Senate Bill 302 has been signed by the governor and prohibits a […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

Senate President Pro-Tem Caleb Rowden introduced a substitute for Senate Bill 378, which changes lobbyist and campaign finance reporting and creates a local lobbyist gift ban. The new substitute for Senate Bill 378 changes the reporting required by lobbyists from […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

The Minnesota Legislature is considering two bills proposing an overhaul to the lobbyist reporting requirements. Senate File 1636 requires lobbyist principals to report the total amount, spent by the principal during the preceding calendar year on each of four types […]

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South Dakota Capitol Building

The 98th session of the Legislature adjourned sine die on March 27. During the session, lawmakers passed House Bill 1060 increasing the threshold for requiring a purchasing agency to advertise for bids or proposals for a contract for the purchase […]

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