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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) held its November meeting, approving many changes for 2023. The FPPC raised the annual gift limit to $590 and clarified the phrase “arrange for the making of a gift.” The FPPC also expanded […]

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A new city ordinance passed by Louisville, Kentucky Metro Council creates registration and disclosure requirements for lobbying. Beginning in May 2023, Ordinance 058-22 will require lobbyists and employers engaging a city official to influence executive agency decisions or legislation to […]

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Akron City Council passed an ordinance to increase contribution limits for city candidates. The ordinance increases contribution limits for individuals giving to mayor and at-large council candidates from $750 to $1,000 per election and increases individual limits for ward council […]

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The Michigan Bureau of Elections posted the Lobby Registration Act 2023 Reporting Thresholds, which change every year in January to reflect the change in the consumer price index for Detroit. The registration thresholds for individual lobbyist compensation and for employer […]

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Missouri voters were overwhelmingly against holding a constitutional convention. The question automatically appears on the ballot every 20 years, and with 96% of the precincts reporting, 67% voted against holding a convention to revise and amend the constitution, while only […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Michigan voters overwhelmingly passed Proposal 1, a constitutional amendment requiring disclosures and modifying term limits with 66% voting yes and 34% voting no with 87% of the votes counted. The proposal amends section 10 of article IV of the Michigan […]

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Kentucky Voters defeated constitutional amendment 1, which would have permitted the Senate President and House Speaker to jointly call special sessions of the legislature lasting up to 12 days annually. Only the Governor can call a special session. The amendment […]

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November 9, 2022  •  

Democrat Wes Moore Elected Governor

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Wes Moore was elected Maryland governor on Tuesday and will become the first black governor of the state of Maryland. Moore beat out Republican Dan Cox in a 60% to 37% landslide. Democrats swept all the statewide races.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer - by Julia Pickett

Incumbent Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won reelection over Republican challenger, Tudor Dixon. As of Wednesday morning, with 87% of votes counted, Whitmer won by 9%. Third-party candidates, including Libertarian Party candidate Mary Buzuma, Green Party candidate Kevin Hogan, Taxpayer Party […]

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November 9, 2022  •  

Maura Healey Elected Massachusetts Governor

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey defeated Republican Geoff Diehl to become the state’s first female governor. Healey will also be one of the country’s first openly lesbian governors.

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November 9, 2022  •  

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Wins Reelection

Governor Kathy Hochul - By: Marc A. Hermann / MTA

Incumbent New York Gov. Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Lee Zeldin. In a tighter than expected race, Hochul secures her first full term as governor.

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November 9, 2022  •  

Georgia Governor Kemp Reelected

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has won his bid for reelection. Kemp defeated his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams. Kemp won by a wide margin, winning 53.4% of the vote while Abrams won 45.8%.

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November 9, 2022  •  

Governor DeSantis Reelected

Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won his bid for reelection against his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. DeSantis won by a wide margin with almost 60% of the vote. DeSantis appears to have done well in Miami-Dade County, which has historically voted […]

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Gov. Tony Evers - by: Campaign of Tony Evers for governor

Incumbent Democratic Gov. Tony Evers narrowly won the gubernatorial race over Republican Tim Michaels. With 95% of votes counted, Evers prevailed over Michaels by just over 3 percentage points. Independent candidate Joan Ellis Beglinger pulled in just one percent of […]

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