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April 17, 2024  •  

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The 2024 regular session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 15. Lawmakers passed and Gov. Beshear signed a law amending requirements for independent expenditure committees and political advertising disclaimers. House Bill 595 requires federally registered political committees […]

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April 12, 2024  •  

Idaho Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The Idaho legislative session has come to an end after being extended into the month of April. Notable legislation passed and signed by Gov. Brad Little includes two campaign finance bills. House Bill 664 issues guidelines for the use of […]

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The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission reports they have lost all data from their database for employers and lobbyists back to March 18. Any forms filed online since March 18 will need to be refiled. This includes all March 1 to […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

Maryland’s 90-day legislative session ended on April 8. The top items on the agenda that passed were the state budget; an economic relief act for the workers and businesses that relied on the Port of Baltimore; and several bills regarding […]

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The 99th session of the Legislature adjourned sine die on March 26. Lawmakers convened for Veto Day but adjourned after only a few minutes because for the first time in nearly 70 years, there were no gubernatorial vetoes to consider. […]

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March 25, 2024  •  

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher Resigns

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Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District Rep. Mike Gallagher announced his resignation effective April 19. The resignation does not trigger a special election under the statute because the effective date occurs after the second Tuesday in April. All of the state’s eight […]

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March 20, 2024  •  

Alabama Special Election Scheduled

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State Rep. John Rogers resigned from his House District 52 seat on March 13 after pleading guilty to federal conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges related to a grant program. A special primary election for House District 52 will be […]

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A voter-backed measure, known as Ballot Measure 2, was recently upheld when the Ninth Circuit affirmed a federal judge’s denial of a preliminary injunction blocking it. The measure requires immediate disclosure of contributions aggregating to more than $2,000 per year. […]

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March 15, 2024  •  

Wyoming Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The legislative session came to an end late in the evening on March 8 after days of debate over the budget. A unified budget bill was passed and provides funding for nursing homes, preschool for developmentally disabled children, and home […]

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March 12, 2024  •  

Indiana Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The second regular session of the 123rd General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 8, earlier than scheduled. The Legislature was focused on education, passing several education related bills. Gov. Eric Holcomb has seven days to sign legislation once it […]

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The legislature adjourned sine die on March 7. Lawmakers passed a campaign finance reform bill which creates state campaign contribution limits and authorizes local governments to establish lower limits for local elections. House Bill 4024 also requires the disclosure of […]

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Senate joint resolution 1114 has passed both chambers and now making its way to Gov. DeSantis. The resolution calls for a referendum on whether the public wants to end the Public Campaign Finance Act of 1986, which uses a portion […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

The Legislature quietly adjourned sine die on March 7 after passing a procurement and campaign finance bill. House Bill 1471 modifies the state procurement procedures and revises definitions concerning competitive, sole source, convenience, and emergency goods and services contracts. Senate […]

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February 23, 2024  •  

Alabama Bill Would Amend Ethics Act

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A bill to be introduced by Representative Matt Simpson would transfer oversight of public officials from the Ethics Commission to district attorneys and the attorney general. The bill also allows for unlimited gifts from friends; allows officials to solicit gifts […]

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