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Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has signed House Bill 49 and has not vetoed House Bill 100, allowing it to be enacted. House Bill 49 defines what an “organization” is in relation to campaign finance reporting and establishes criteria for when […]

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The Wyoming State Legislature adjourned sine die March 11 after passing House Bills 49, 80, and 100. House Bill 49 requires organizations that receive contributions or expend funds in excess of $1,000 to file a statement of formation and increases […]

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Gov. Mark Gordon - by MikesGroover

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed a campaign finance bill into law on March 10. House Bill 80 states all political action committees or candidate’s campaign committees must file an itemized statement of contributions and expenditures at least seven days but […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

The Washington Legislature adjourned sine die March 10 after passing a $64.1 billion state budget and a nearly $17 billion transportation package. During the session, both houses passed Senate Bill 5196 and Senate Bill 5855. Senate Bill 5196 allows the […]

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Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

The Oregon Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die March 4, after voting on 60 bills on their last day in session. Highlights from the short session include access for low-income Oregonians to air conditioners, financial aid for low-income families, and mandated […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) has issued a final order rejecting the revival of previous campaign limits. In 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court remanded Thompson v. Hebdon, asking the lower court to consider whether Alaska’s campaign contribution limits were […]

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Gov. Greg Gianforte and Republican lawmakers announced they are looking into holding a special session to redraw Montana’s Public Service Commission districts. Gianforte asserted he will only call a special session if it is limited to the solitary topic of […]

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The San Francisco Ethics Commission will hold a special remote meeting Friday, February 25, at 10 a.m. to discuss proposed amendments to the city’s gift and ethics laws. The meeting will focus on amendments to expand the definition of who […]

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Honest Elections Oregon has hit an administrative roadblock in their crusade to bring campaign contribution limits to the state. Oregon, one of five states without campaign contribution limits, has seen municipalities take matters into their own hands. Honest Elections Oregon […]

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February 8, 2022  •  

California Special Election Announced

Autumn Burke - US Government, Public domain

Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke announced she is resigning as the representative of California’s District 62. Burke cited the need to spend more time with her family as the reason for her departure. Gov. Newsom declared the special election for the […]

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Oakland, California - by James BeBop

Oakland has raised political contribution and expenditure limits. Candidates who adopt the voluntary expenditure ceiling may accept contributions up to $900 from individuals and businesses, and up to $1,800 from qualified board-based political committees per election cycle. Candidates who do […]

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February 7, 2022  •  

Judge Tosses Out Last Minute Amendments

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Montana District Court Judge Mike Menahan has issued a permanent injunction preventing the state from enforcing two provisions of Senate Bill 319. The two provisions in question were late additions to the bill, added during a conference committee a day […]

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January 20, 2022  •  

Gov. Kate Brown Appoints New Justices

Oregon Supreme Court - by Cacophony

Gov. Kate Brown has tapped Appeals Court Justice Roger Dehoog to the Oregon Supreme Court. Dehoog is replacing retiring Justice Lynn Nakamoto after six years on the state’s highest court. Brown appointed Judge Ramon Pagan to replace Dehoog and has […]

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A federal judge struck down Montana’s Clean Campaign Act, holding the law violates free speech and due process rights of political committees. The law requires political committees to give candidates notice when the committee sends out negative mailers within 10 […]

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