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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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State Flag of Illinois

The DuPage County Board passed an ordinance to repeal the county’s lobbying ordinance. Ordinance FI-O-0014-22 repeals Chapter 2, Article IX, Section 2-600 of the DuPage County Code in recognition of Illinois Public Act 102-0664. The act requires state registration under […]

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Ohio Statehouse

In a 4-3 decision issued on January 12, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the state House and Senate district maps drawn by Ohio Redistricting Commission are unconstitutional gerrymandering, giving Republicans a 62-37 advantage in the House and 23-10 advantage in […]

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The Kentucky State Capitol building

Kentucky State Sen. Stephen Meredith introduced a bill that would prohibit awarding, extending, or renewing state contracts with a bidder or contractor if the company had used a lobbyist to win an earlier version of the contract and the lobbyist […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

Despite a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Gov. Mike Parson did not file writs of election to fill the six vacancies in the Missouri House. Ashcroft expressed disappointment after the Monday deadline to place special elections on the […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a special election to fill a vacancy in the House of Representatives following the election of District 15 Rep. Abdullah Hammoud as mayor of Dearborn. The special primary election will be held on March 1 […]

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Michigan State Flag

The Michigan Bureau of Elections posted the Lobby Registration Act 2022 Reporting Thresholds, which change every year in January to reflect the change in the consumer price index for Detroit. The thresholds for individual lobbyist compensation and for employer expenditures […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Illinois Legislature canceled two of the three days scheduled this week and may cancel the session for next week due to a spike in daily average of COVID-19 cases. House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the House and Senate […]

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