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January 27, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Elections National: “State Republicans Push New Voting Restrictions after Trump’s Loss” by Zach Montellaro for Politico Arkansas: “Sarah Sanders Announces Run for Arkansas Governor” by Andrea Salcedo (Washington Post) for MSN Ethics National: “Biden Is Firing Some Top Trump Holdovers, […]

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North Dakota Capitol Building

North Dakota Rep. Keith Kempenich is sponsoring a bill to add reimbursement for meals to the compensation received by lawmakers who live outside Bismarck. The bill is being proposed just as the lobbyist gift ban approved by voters in 2018 […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

Greater disclosure requirements for lobbyists in New Mexico will be a topic of discussion during the largely virtual 2021 legislative session. Lawmakers will consider requiring lobbyists or their employers to list the bills they lobbied, the position they took on […]

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January 26, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “‘Dark Money’ Helped Pave Joe Biden’s Path to the White House” by Bill Allison (Bloomberg) for MSN New Jersey: “Hoboken City Council Tightens Pay-to-Play Laws Before Mayoral Election” by Marilyn Bear for Hudson Reporter Ethics National: “Supreme […]

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January 25, 2021  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Shell Companies and ‘Dark Money’ May Hide Details of Trump Ties to DC Protests” by Anna Massoglia for Center for Resposive Politics Mississippi: “Gov. Reeves’ Inaugural Nonprofit Raised $1.6M from Unknown Donors, Paid Family Member’s Company” by […]

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Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

The Idaho House passed a constitutional amendment allowing the Legislature to call itself into a special session. The legislation stems from lawmaker dissatisfaction with restrictions Gov. Brad Little put in place last March. Specifically, those to reduce coronavirus infections and […]

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

The 2021 legislative session will start off closed to all but lawmakers, essential staff, and some members of the media. All others will participate virtually, according to a logistics plan issued by the Legislative Counsel Bureau. The plan released on […]

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January 22, 2021  •  

News You Can Use Digest – January 22, 2021

National/Federal As Trump’s Presidency Recedes into History, Scholars Seek to Understand His Reign – and What It Says About American Democracy MSN – David Nakamura (Washington Post) | Published: 1/18/2021 President Trump’s four years in office ended after a reign defined […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont called a special election on March 2 to fill the seat in Senate District 27. The seat became vacant on January 5 when Rep. Carlo Leone resigned to work with the State Department of Transportation. There […]

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building

Following the death of Pennsylvania State Sen. Dave Arnold Jr., a special election will be called in Senate District 48. The date of the election will be determined by Senate President, Lt. Governor John Fetterman.

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Joe Biden speaking - by The White House, Public domain

On January 20, President Joseph R. Biden signed an Executive Order mandating enhanced ethics rules for executive branch appointees. “Executive Order on Ethic Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel” requires new appointees sign and be contractually committed to the ethics pledge […]

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January 21, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance New Jersey: “Why Donations to NJ Political Campaigns from Public Contractors Nosedived in 10-Year Span” by Terrence McDonald (Bergen Record) for MSN Pennsylvania: “Court Rules in Favor of City in Darlene Harris Campaign Finance Suit” by Mick Stinelli […]

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The White House - AgnosticPreachersKid

On his last full day in office, President Trump revoked an executive order concerning governmental ethics and, in effect, removed barriers for former officials to lobby the United States government immediately. On January 19, President Trump signed an Executive Order […]

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January 20, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Ohio: “FBI Investigation Revealed Vast FirstEnergy-Backed Political Network Hidden Through Lax State Disclosure Rules” by Andrew Tobias (Cleveland Plain Dealer) for MSN Ethics National: “As Trump’s Presidency Recedes into History, Scholars Seek to Understand His Reign – and […]

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