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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a special election to be held on December 22 for City Council District 12. The seat is vacant after the expulsion of Bronx Councilman Andy King for accusations of sexual harassment, misuse […]

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Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the New York City Office of the City Clerk has announced an extension for the lobbyist activity report. The current report covers the period of January to February. The lobbyist activity report is now due […]

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On March 15, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the postponement of the Queens Special Election for Borough President scheduled for March 24. Mayor de Blasio postponed the special election due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. No new date has been set […]

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On Election Day, voters approved Ballot Question 3, Ethics and Governance. The proposal amends the city charter by extending the post-employment appearance ban for elected officials and senior appointed officials. Additionally, the proposal limits political activity and donations by members […]

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On July 24, The New York City Charter Revision Commission released a final draft report on proposed amendments to the city charter. The commission proposed Ballot Question 3 relating to ethics and governance including extending the post-employment appearance ban for […]

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On July 11, the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics launched the ability to file client semi-annual reports and source of funding information through the online Lobbying Application for the 2019-2020 reporting period. JCOPE has granted an extension to […]

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The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics will be enabling the ability to file client semiannual reports and source funding disclosures through the online Lobbying Application on July 8. Due to the short time frame of enabling the ability […]

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The New York City Campaign Finance Board will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Campaign Finance Program. Amendments address disclosure, contributions, expenditures, public fund payments, and disclosure of independent expenditures. Proposed rules amend and clarify the following […]

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a special election date for public advocate to be held on February 26. Tish James, the current public advocate, is vacating the seat after being elected state attorney general.

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New York City voters approved a ballot measure related to campaign finance on Tuesday. Proposal 1 amends the City Charter by reducing contribution limits for all candidates and amending public matching funds for candidates participating in the public financing program. […]

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The New York City Council passed legislation establishing a Charter Revision Commission (Commission) to draft a new or revised City Charter in April 2018. On September 4, the Commission approved three ballot questions to be approved by voters in November. […]

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The New York City Council passed several bills designed to provide greater protections against workplace sexual harassment. One measure requires annual training for all private employers with 15 or more employees. Additionally, the City Council passed legislation establishing a Charter […]

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New York voters rejected a ballot question calling for a constitutional convention. If passed, a constitutional convention would have been set for 2019 and would have allowed a total review of the New York Constitution. The question is automatically added […]

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The New York Legislature’s two-day special session adjourned sine die on June 29, 2017. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the special session to enact legislation extending mayoral control over the city of New York’s school district. The legislation extends city control […]

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