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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

On July 8, Gov. Gavin Newsom was presented with a bill clarifying language related to preelection statements and income from gifts and business entities. Assembly Bill 903 requires preelection statements to disclose contributions and independent expenditures made to a state, […]

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Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser - by AFGE

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Elections Temporary Amendment Act of 2019 on July 1. The act amends the definition of a qualified small-dollar contribution to set a minimum value of cash or in-kind contributions at a value of $5. […]

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Oregon Capitol Building

The Oregon Legislature adjourned on June 30, pushing through over 100 bills. The Senate passed two campaign finance bills and a resolution to limit the amount of money flowing into Oregon politics and improve transparency in the election process. House […]

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North Dakota Capitol Building

The Ethics Commission Selection Committee narrowed down the field of candidates from 24 to 17. However, the July 1 deadline is being pushed back. Gov. Doug Burgum stated there will be two more meetings in July to reach the final […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a special primary election for Assembly District 1 on August 27. The seat is vacant after Brian Dahle won the June 4 special election to fill Senate District 1 seat. Unless one candidate receives more than […]

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice

Gov. Jim Justice is adding an additional 12 bills for the Legislature to consider during the special session originally focusing on education. Gov. Justice amended his original proclamation by adding 10 new supplemental appropriation bills. One bill relates to the […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

Lawmakers ended their special session on June 13. The Legislature passed a capital budget bill but failed to reach the three-quarter threshold required to fund major provisions. Failure to reach the threshold left millions of dollars in projects unfunded and […]

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Multnomah County Circuit Judge Eric Bloch struck down voter-approved limits on campaign donations to candidates running for county offices. Judge Bloch’s ruling stated the $500 limit on donations violates Oregon’s expansive free expression guarantees in the Oregon Constitution. The decision […]

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Fort Wayne, Indiana City Hall

Allen Superior Court Judge Jennifer DeGroote blocked the city of Fort Wayne from enforcing a pay-to-play ordinance. The ordinance restricts how much money the owners of companies could give elected officials and still bid on city contracts. Under the ordinance […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

The reconstituted State Ethics Commission has named Kathleen Edwards the interim director. Edwards, who has been a commission attorney, will take the lead role until a permanent director is chosen. The commission was merged with the State Board of Elections […]

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The Kentucky State Capitol building

The Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission issued ordinary and emergency administrative regulations in order to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 6. The changes to the administrative regulations involve the procedures for filing lobbyist forms and statements of financial disclosure. […]

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Flag of Maryland

The State Ethics Commission will launch a new lobbying filing system, replacing the current system that has been in use for over 10 years. The current system uses outdated software and there is a limited number of programmers who can […]

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The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a state ethics law that bans Kentucky lawmakers from accepting gifts or campaign contributions from lobbyists. Additionally, the ethics law bans lawmakers from accepting “anything of value” from a lobbyist. The ruling […]

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice

Gov. Jim Justice amended his proclamation for the First Extraordinary Session of 2019, adding a bill relating to the West Virginia Business Ready Sites Program. The special session was originally called to address improvements to public education and pay raises […]

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