Steve Quinn, Author at State and Federal Communications

May 13, 2011  •  

Revolving Door Loophole Exposed

West Virginia’s ethics panel decided the law does not include independent contractors.

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The new law takes effect August 1.

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April 28, 2011  •  

Iowa News Update

Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 126 into law on Tuesday.

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April 27, 2011  •  

Lobbying News from Iowa

Lobbyists in the Hawkeye State may soon have a streamlined registration and reporting process.

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A bill to tighten restrictions on political contributions has been introduced in the California legislature.

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April 14, 2011  •  

West Virginia Ethics Bill Passes

Acting Governor Tomblin signed House Bill 2464 into law late last week.

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A bill has been introduced in the General Assembly to simultaneously broaden the scope of the state’s campaign finance reporting laws and simplify the reporting schedule.

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Politically active corporations gain another tool.

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Political contributions and advertisements may be targeted

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Opponents of a new law prohibiting payroll deductions from public employees for “political activity” have filed for a temporary injunction in federal court.

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March 9, 2011  •  

News from the City of Angels

Voters Approve Pay-to-Play Restrictions

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Opponents say bill would limit workers’ ability to organize

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Governor Brown has appointed Ann Ravel to the Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

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February 28, 2011  •  

CalPERS to Strengthen Ethics Policies

New rules would regulate fee payments to placement agents, other proposals have been postponed.

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