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The second regular session of the Wisconsin State Assembly concluded on May 15. During the session, lawmakers passed campaign finance bills related to disclosures and lobbyist contributions. Assembly Bill 664 requires any audio or video communication paid for by a […]

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The Alaska Legislature adjourned sine die on May 16 after pushing through a flurry of bills in the final days. The Senate adjourned right before the midnight hour on Wednesday while the House continued to work into Thursday morning. This […]

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday, May 10. During the session, lawmakers passed House Bill 875, which overhauls the Vermont ethics laws. The bill grants the Ethics Commission the power to perform investigations and hearings. Additionally, the […]

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National/Federal A White-Collar Indictment Shatters a Congressman’s Blue-Collar Image DNyuz – Kenneth Vogel and Kitty Bennett (New York Times) | Published: 5/13/2024 U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has often reminisced about growing up in Laredo, Texas, where his parents, one-time migrant workers, raised […]

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May 16, 2024  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Montana: “Knudsen Calls Laws ‘Ridiculous’ and Says He Got Opponent to Run So He Could Raise More Money” by Darrell Ehrlick for Daily Montanan Elections National: “Biden and Trump Agree to CNN Debate in June, ABC Faceoff in September” by Michael Scherer […]

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May 15, 2024  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “House Ethics Panel Probing Troy Nehls’s Campaign Rent Payments” by Justin Papp (Roll Call) for MSN Missouri: “Missouri Ethics Agency Clears Some Officials to Spend Taxpayer Money on Election Campaigns” by Jonathan Shorman (Kansas City Star) for Yahoo News Pennsylvania: “Ousted Head […]

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While Matt Gehring, Esq., Manager of Compliance Services, is the newest member of our Compliance Department, he isn’t new to lobbying compliance or State and Federal Communications, Inc. Three years ago, he joined our team as a Manager of Research […]

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May 14, 2024  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Elections Illinois: “Illinois Democrats’ Law Changing the Choosing of Legislative Candidates Faces GOP Opposition” by John O’Connor (Associated Press) for MSN Ethics National: “Justice Clarence Thomas Calls Criticism of Him ‘Nastiness’ and Lies’” by Justin Jouvenal, Tobi Raji, and Ann Marimow (Washington Post) for […]

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On May 9, a New York appellate court unanimously upheld a lower court decision finding the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (COELIG) unconstitutional. The court found COELIG violates the governor’s ability to enforce ethics laws as many members […]

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The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 8. During the session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 253 concerning foreign political spending. The bill prohibits foreign nationals from making contributions or expenditures and individuals from receiving contributions from foreign nationals. […]

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Lawmakers adjourned sine die on Thursday May 9. Passed bills include compensation for college sports athletes which, if signed by the governor, allows colleges to directly support college athletes while they play for the school’s team. Any bill left alive […]

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Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2412 effectively ending the slating of candidates for the November 2024 election by Democrats or Republicans in races where no candidates for that party ran in the primary. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law […]

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May 13, 2024  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Federal Prosecutors Reissue Criminal Charges Against Ex-Rep. Jeff Fortenberry” by Kyle Cheney (Politico) for Yahoo News Washington: “Why One Man Filed 800 Campaign Finance Complaints Against WA Candidates” by Jim Brunner (Seattle Times) for Centralia Daily Chronicle Elections Kansas: “‘I Didn’t Say […]

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National/Federal Candidates for Federal Office Can Raise Unlimited Funds for Ballot Measures DNyuz – Maggie Haberman (New York Times) | Published: 5/5/2024 The FEC issued an advisory opinion allowing candidates to raise unlimited money for issue-advocacy groups working on ballot measures in […]

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