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California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a special election for state Assembly District 49. Newsom appointed the current Assemblyman, Ed Chau, to the Los Angeles Superior Court bench. The primary for the special election will be held on February 15, 2022, […]

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has introduced a bill to restrict how public officials can solicit behested payments. The legislation prohibits elected officials and city department heads from requesting donations to charities from lobbyists, persons seeking contracts with the […]

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced he is appointing Muffy Davis to Blaine County Commissioner, replacing Jacob Greenberg who is retiring at the end of December. Davis is the current Democratic representative from Idaho’s 26th District. Before being elected to the […]

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December 3, 2021  •  

FPPC Adopts New Regulations

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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) passed regulations regarding reporting payments for online communications and accounting of lobbying entities. Regulation 18421.10 seeks to shed light on social media manipulation by “purchasers” and “bots.” Under the new rules, committees who […]

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Assemblymember Jim Frazier announced he is resigning as representative of California’s 11th District at the end of the year. Frazier’s stated reason for leaving was to seek new opportunities in the field of transportation. No date has been set for […]

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December 3, 2021  •  

Fenn Appointed to Wyoming Supreme Court

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Judge John G. Fenn has been appointed by Gov. Mark Gordon to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Fenn has sat on the Fourth Judicial District Court bench for the previous 14 years and was a private practice attorney in Sheridan for […]

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December 1, 2021  •  

Oregon to Convene Special Session

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced she will be calling the Legislature into a special session on December 13 to address eviction protections for renters. The state’s federal funds for rental assistance will be nearly spent by December 1, right before […]

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November 18, 2021  •  

Idaho Legislature Adjourns

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The Idaho Legislature adjourned November 17, ending the state’s longest-ever legislative session. The House, in a unique political move, chose to go on an extended recess rather than adjourn to allow a return to session without being called back by […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Recall Set for Seattle’s Kshama Sawant

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A recall has been declared for Kshama Sawant, a Seattle, Washington District 3 City Councilmember. Sawant has been accused of misusing city funds for electioneering purposes, disregarding COVID-19 regulations, and misuse of her official position. Sawant challenged the recall in […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 17th Assembly District on April 19, 2022, with a special primary on February 15, 2022. The former Assemblymember David Chiu vacated his seat after accepting a position […]

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The Nevada special session ended November 16 with Gov. Steve Sisolak signing off on updated redistricting maps. The Democratic-controlled Legislature passed the maps with zero support from the Republican minority and expect lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the maps. The […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Oregon to Hold Special Session

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced she is in talks with legislative leaders and housing advocates to construct a plan to increase funds in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The federal funds allocated to Oregon to assist renters and owners […]

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November 12, 2021  •  

Nevada to Convene Special Session

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A special session announced by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak begins November 12 to vote on new congressional maps. Nevada is a swing state with 38% of voters not identifying with the Democratic or Republican party, raising the political importance of […]

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November 11, 2021  •  

Donald Tatro Appointed to Senate

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Reno, Nevada Republican Donald Tatro has been chosen to fill the seat in Senate District 16 after Sen. Ben Kieckhefer accepted an appointment to the Nevada Gaming Commission. Tatro does not plan to run in the 2022 general election.

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