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On February 24, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) held a public hearing on proposed regulations to clarify political expenditure coordination between entities. The proposed regulations seek to elucidate the differences between independent and coordinated expenditures, including […]

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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has filed a home rule petition with the City Council to establish a lobbying law for the city. The proposal, filed with the council on February 1, requires lobbyist to register annually with the city […]

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A special election for the Massachusetts 10th Essex Representative District has been called to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Robert F. Fennell. The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced the special primary […]

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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced he wants a lobbying ordinance for the city and he wants it modeled on the state’s lobbying law. According to the Boston Globe, Walsh will propose regulations requiring lobbyists to disclose their clients, […]

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A special election for the Massachusetts 2nd Plymouth and Bristol Senatorial District has been called to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Thomas Kennedy. The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced the special […]

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The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance has announced the dates for its new candidate and committee online filing system. The e-filing system, referred to as Reporter 6, will be available to filers on April 13. The current filing […]

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On February 24, a lawsuit was filed in Suffolk County Superior Court challenging Massachusetts laws allowing unions to make political contributions while barring corporations from doing the same. The lawsuit is being brought by the Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation […]

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Today we welcome you back to the statehouse series. This time we visit Massachusetts! The “new” Massachusetts statehouse was built in 1798 on top of Beacon Hill. Charles Bullfinch, the architect, was influenced by London architecture. Many buildings in London, […]

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The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) issued an advisory opinion last week to clarify when an organization may be required to register with the state as an independent expenditure political action committee (IEPAC). An IEPAC is a […]

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On January 1, 2015, the limit for individuals making contributions to Massachusetts state candidates increases from $500 to $1,000, due to a new campaign finance bill signed by Gov. Deval Patrick. Among the many changes in House Bill 4366, signed […]

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Today, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) announced it will continue to enforce the $5,000 aggregate limit an individual may contribute to political party committees during a calendar year. In response to U.S. Supreme Court’s decision of […]

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On April 10, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the formation of a city Ethics Committee. The committee will review all changes to the city’s Ethics Policy, implement a new Statement of Financial Interest for all city employees, create continuing […]

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Today, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) announced it will no longer enforce the state’s aggregate political contribution limit for the amount an individual may contribute to candidates. The law, G.L. §55-7A(a)(5), limits the aggregate amount an […]

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A special election for the Massachusetts Fifth Suffolk Representative District has been called to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Carlos Tony Henriquez. The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced the special primary election […]

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