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Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary to succeed former Rep. Steve Stivers over 10 other candidates for the Ohio Congressional District 15 seat. Carey will face Democratic state Rep. Allison Russo, […]

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Ohio Statehouse

Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown defeated former state Sen. Nina Turner in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Ohio Congressional District 11 to succeed former Rep. Marcia Fudge. Brown will be on the ballot on Nov. 2 with Laverne Gore, the […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation creating an elected school board for Chicago Public Schools and increasing the size of the board. The first election will be held in November 2024 to elect 10 board members, with 11 members including […]

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North Dakota Capitol Building

The North Dakota Ethics Commission unanimously approved an exception to the gift ban for food or beverage with a value of $10 or less, excluding gratuity, purchased for a public official in conjunction with an informal social and educational event. […]

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Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order 127 calling for a special session of the Legislature to begin Tuesday, July 27 to consider a proposal to invest more than $500 million in funding for K-12 schools, the University of Wisconsin […]

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North Dakota Capitol Building

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved petitions for term limits, changes to the constitutional amendment process, and to recall state House District 24 Rep. Dwight Kiefert. The term limits petition would limit the governor and legislators to eight […]

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Cleveland City Hall - By: Erik Drost

Cleveland City Council is drafting legislation to change the council’s meeting rules to create a public comment period. Currently, the public is only allowed to speak at committee meetings at the discretion of the committee chairs. Members of the public […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

The first special session adjourned sine die on July 7 after Minnesota lawmakers finalized the budget and passed several omnibus bills. The omnibus tax bill passed during the special session included a lobbying ban for legislators. House File 9 prohibits […]

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

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed House File 1952 amending campaign finance disclosure laws by requiring reporting of contributions, campaign expenditures and independent expenditures made to certain local candidates or ballot issues. The bill defines local candidate as an individual who […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

The first special session of the Missouri General Assembly adjourned sine die on June 30. The special session began on June 23 and called by Gov. Mike Parson to focus on passing the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) extension, a tax […]

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson called a special session of the Legislature beginning June 23 to pass the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA), which renews a tax on medical providers to help pay for the state’s Medicaid program. Lawmakers have until September […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois Lawmakers worked past the legislative session deadline to pass an ethics reform package and major election changes. The ethics reforms include expanding state registration requirements under the Lobbyist Registration Act to include lobbying local officials in municipalities with a […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Illinois Senate passed an ethics omnibus bill early this morning. The bill expands registration requirements under the Lobbyist Registration Act to include lobbying local officials and certain deputy state officials. Senate Bill 539 also prohibits all fundraising statewide during […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

The 101st General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 25, sending less than a hundred bills to Gov. Mike Parson and leaving unfinished business, including the passage of the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA), a tax on medical providers that helps […]

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