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Keeping track of changes to federal and state ethics and campaign finance laws is tough. Here are four stories you don’t want to miss from last week about changes happening all across the country!  

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March 11, 2019  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Michigan: “Dark Money Used to Evade Donor Disclosure Laws in Michigan” by Jonathan Oosting for Detroit News Ethics National: “The Mueller Report No One’s Talking About” by Darren Samuelsohn and Andrew Desiderio for Politico National: “House Votes for […]

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On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping campaign finance, lobbying, ethics, and election gerrymandering reform bill. Introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes, House Bill 1, the For the People Act of 2019, requires any organization involved in […]

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Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson resigned his seat this week after announcing he would plead guilty to federal wire fraud for misusing campaign funds. Nevada Democrats then unanimously elected Sen. Nicole Cannizzaro to replace Atkinson. Cannizzaro, a district attorney […]

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      Federal: Justice Department Taps Mueller Prosecutor to Enforce Foreign Lobbying Disclosure Reuters – Karen Freifeld and Suzanne Barlyn | Published: 3/6/2019 Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Van Grack was chosen to lead a team at the Justice Department that will make […]

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March 7, 2019  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Transgender Political Candidates Are Increasingly Common. The Money Backing Them Is Not” by Lateshia Beachbum for Center for Public Integrity Ethics National: “In the Middle of His Official Business, Trump Took the Time to Send Checks to […]

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Senate Bills 249 and 256 have been passed by the Legislature are on the way to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk. Senate Bill 249 increases the fines for violating ethics laws the Arkansas Ethics Commission may levy at violators from $2,000 […]

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March 6, 2019  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Arizona: “Judge Says Ex-AG Horne Denied Due Process in Campaign Violations Case” by Howard Fischer (Capitol News Services) for Arizona Daily Star Kansas: “Prosecutors Weigh Options After Jury Acquits Michael O’Donnell on Most Counts” by Amy Renee Leiker […]

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The city of Chicago is currently revising its mandatory lobbyist ethics training course for 2018-2019. Program Director Edward Primer of the Chicago Board of Ethics said he anticipates the training will be available in mid-March. A notice will be sent […]

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Campaign Finance Florida: Big Donors Will Shower Florida Lawmakers with Cash Tonight, Then Push Their Agendas by Gary Rohrer for Orlando Sentinel Massachusetts: Questions Raised About Source of Late Funds That Helped Carry Rep. Lori Trahan to Victory by Andrea […]

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March 4, 2019  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Pennsylvania: “Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner Settles Campaign-Finance Violation” by Andrew Seidman for Philadelphia Inquirer Ethics National: “‘Not in Compliance’: Wilbur Ross, the Trump official who keeps watchdogs up at night” by Carrie Levine and Peter Overby for […]

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      Federal: Cohen Tells Congress Trump Knew About WikiLeaks’ Plans, Directed Hush-Money Payments MSN – Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind Helderman, Karoun Demirjian, and Rachael Bade (Washington Post) | Published: 2/27/2019 Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, laid out for Congress […]

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