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On Tuesday, the Tallahassee Independent Ethics Board proposed changes to expand the city’s ethics code. The proposal expands the Board’s jurisdiction to procurement employees and individuals required to file state financial disclosures. Additionally, the proposal increases the fines faced by […]

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Former Attorney General Terry Goddard launched an effort to prohibit the use of dark money in political campaigns. The proposed constitutional amendment, called The Voters Right to Know Act, seeks to require anyone spending at least $5,000 to influence the […]

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Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election for May 7, to fill a state representative vacancy in House District 130. The seat became vacant following the passing of State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago on March 15. The winner of the special […]

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will soon rule on whether cities can impose restrictions on dark money in local campaigns. Sen. Vince Leach alleged Tempe violated a state law prohibiting local governments from requiring tax-exempt organizations from registering as political […]

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The New Mexico Legislature adjourned sine die on March 16, 2019. House Bill 668, relating to the State Ethics Commission Act, was passed by the Legislature on the final day of the session. The bill creates the new independent ethics […]

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Act A22-0442, which included the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Amendment Act of 2018, passed congressional review. The Act expands the scope of procurement lobbying in the District of Columbia to include action by an executive agency or official […]

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September 24, 2018  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: Political Nonprofits Seek Answers After Court Decision Targeting ‘Dark Money’ by Michelle Ye Hee Lee for Washington Post Ethics National: Senate Judiciary Panel’s Top Democrat Calls for Delay in Kavanaugh Hearing After New Allegation by Karoun Demirjian, […]

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March 21, 2018  •  

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

Campaign Finance California: “Californians Appointed to State Posts Could Soon Be Barred from Writing Checks to Lawmakers Who Vote on Their Nomination” by Patrick McGreevy for Los Angeles Times Nevada: “Lack of Transparency Questioned in Campaign Theft by DA’s Aide” […]

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March 7, 2018  •  

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

Campaign Finance Alabama: “Watchdog Accuses Key PAC in Alabama Race of Hiding Donors” by Daniel Jackson for Courthouse News Service New York: “Cuomo Changes Rationale for Accepting His Appointees’ Donations” by Shane Goldmacher and Brian Rosenthal for New York Times […]

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Campaign Finance Alabama: “Attorney General’s Office Appears to Be Investigating Campaign Finance Documents” by Brian Lyman for Montgomery Advertiser Elections Pennsylvania: “Bob Brady Is Not Running for Reelection” by Holly Otterbein, Chris Brennan, and Claudia Vargas for Philadelphia Inquirer Ethics […]

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Lobbying “Ex-PMO Aide Bruce Carson Fined $50,000 for Illegal Lobbying” by Marco Vigliotti for The Hill Times “Incoming Florida House Speaker Bans ‘Texting While Legislating’” by Mary Ellen Klas for Miami Herald Campaign Finance “Court Challenge Seeks to Outlaw Super […]

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Lobbying California: “The Most Influential Person on the Coastal Commission May Be This Lobbyist” by Kim Christensen for Los Angeles Times Campaign Finance “Congressmen Challenge ‘Bipartisan Shakedown’ Pressuring Members to Raise $18,000 Every Day” by Chance Seales for WCMH Alaska: […]

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April 11, 2016  •  

Monday News Roundup

Lobbying “A Cool Million Was Spent Lobbying Hawaii Lawmakers in Two Months” by Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat “Dem Gets Free Penn State Tickets and Bills Taxpayers for the Mileage as Lobbying Soars in Pa.” by Candy Woodall for […]

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Campaign Finance Wisconsin: “Ted Cruz Leans on Allied Super PAC as GOP Nomination Fight Rolls On” by Matea Gold and Sean Sullivan for Washington Post Ethics “The ‘Panama Papers’: Here’s What We Know” by Liam Stack for New York Times […]

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