Mario Dalessandro, Author at State and Federal Communications

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The Idaho Legislature voted to close down until early April after a coronavirus outbreak among members of the state House. The recess, which will last until April 6, comes after six members in the lower chamber tested positive for the […]

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The Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau activated the lobbyist registration function on their website due to the passage of Assembly Bill 110. Lobbyists will now be able to complete registration statements for the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. Pursuant to […]

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 110, which revises the Nevada Lobbying Disclosure and Regulation Act. The bill changes the definition of a lobbyist by removing the requirement to appear in person at the Capitol building or any other building […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom has expanded a ban on political consultants lobbying him and his administration to include unpaid advisers, based on recommendations from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). No consultant, whether paid or not, will be permitted to leverage […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 54th Assembly District on July 20. The seat was vacated by Sydney Kamlager who was voted to Senate District 30. The special primary election will be held […]

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Los Angeles from Santa Ana Freeway - by Pag293

The City Ethics Commission announced the mandatory annual adjustments to limits and thresholds in the city’s campaign finance laws. The new limits apply beginning with any city election for which the fundraising window opens after March 1, 2021. The per person […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) updated their regulations regarding local campaign contribution limits due to Assembly 571. The updates will add language to the regulations regarding candidates for elective city or county offices subject to the state contribution limits. […]

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Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

A lawmaker facing expulsion from the state House of Representatives after women accused him of harassment is resigning. Rep. Diego Hernandez is stepping down to allow his colleagues to focus on serving Oregonians and to move forward with his life […]

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The House of Representatives introduced a bill eliminating the Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices. House Bill 535 establishes a Campaign Practices and Ethics Review Board appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the […]

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Four conservative Nevada lobbyists are suing Gov. Steve Sisolak, Attorney General Aaron Ford, Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Brenda Erdoes, and Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro. They argue they are suffering irreparable harm from COVID-19 prevention rules keeping the legislative session […]

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Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte repealed two executive orders issued by former Gov. Steve Bullock. Executive Order 15-2018 required companies to report political spending if they wanted to bid on large state contracts. The order also required companies bidding for certain […]

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

The Nevada Assembly has introduced a bill to revise the definition of a lobbyist by removing the requirement to appear in person at the Capitol building or any other building the Legislature or their committees hold meetings. Assembly Bill 110 […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has introduced a proposal to borrow $356.4 million for a variety of construction projects across the state. The proposal calls for a special election this coming spring or summer to allow voters to ratify or reject the […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 79th Assembly District on June 8. The seat was vacated by Shirley Weber who was appointed California Secretary of State. The special primary election will be held on […]

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