Ryan Silvestro, Author at State and Federal Communications

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A federal judge rejected a Florida law limiting contributions to political committees that support ballot initiatives. U.S. District Judge Winsor has issued a permanent injunction against Senate Bill 1890 and House Bill 921. These bills placed a $3,000 contribution limit […]

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Maryland Lawmakers passed a bill late in the session to require lobbyist employers to file contribution disclosure statements even if no contributions were made. Senate Bill 15 became law when Gov. Larry Hogan declined to veto the bill within 30 […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill requiring certain non-profits to report expenditures of more than $5,000 on communications with the image or name of candidates within 60 days before an election. Senate Bill 1005 provides exceptions such as communications […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bills 7001 and 7003 to prohibit lobbying by a public officer and a former justice or judge during public service and for a six-year period after leaving public office. The bills were passed to […]

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May 27, 2022  •  

Florida Special Session Adjourns

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Florida state legislators concluded a five-day special session after passing two bills addressing insurance rates. The first bill helps insurers with their risk portfolio by creating reinsurance to assist policyholders. The second requires condominiums to have thorough inspections and includes […]

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The Tennessee Legislature passed Senate Bill 884 and delivered it to Gov. Bill Lee this past week on May 18. Present law imposes an annual privilege tax of $400 on registered lobbyists with the state. As introduced, the bill eliminated […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has scheduled a special election for state House District 119 on July 19 due to a vacancy created by the resignation of Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes. The primary will occur on June 7. A primary runoff will take […]

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