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Aurora Municipal Center - Jeffrey Beall

Aurora City Council member Angela Lawson is sponsoring an ordinance to create lobbyist registration and reporting requirements. Lawson’s sweeping proposals would require lobbyists to register their clients and income with the city and submit quarterly, detailed reports on their activities […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

A special session or pause in the Nebraska Legislature is anticipated due to delays in delivering U.S. Census data. This data is needed for redrawing districts served by state legislators, U.S. congressional representatives, and other elected officials. Normally, the once-a-decade […]

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March 5, 2021  •  

Virginia General Assembly Adjourns

Virginia Capitol Building - Ron Cogswell

The Virginia General Assembly adjourned their special session on March 1. The special session focused on pandemic relief efforts and the state’s budget. Additionally, the General Assembly passed bills abolishing the death penalty, legalizing marijuana, and establishing new environmental regulations.

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National/Federal Biden Won’t Release White House Virtual Visitor Logs Politico – Anita Kumar | Published: 3/1/2021 President Biden and is under pressure to do more to restore confidence in the federal government following Donald Trump’s term in the White House. But […]

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Los Angeles from Santa Ana Freeway - by Pag293

The City Ethics Commission announced the mandatory annual adjustments to limits and thresholds in the city’s campaign finance laws. The new limits apply beginning with any city election for which the fundraising window opens after March 1, 2021. The per person […]

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March 4, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Jim Jordan Under Scrutiny for Nearly $3 Million in Unreported Campaign Funds” by Roger Sollenberger (Daily Beast) for Yahoo News New Jersey: “Firm Cited in Pay-to-Play Lawsuit Quits Job with N.J. Town” by Bill Duhart (NJ Advance […]

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March 3, 2021  •  

Ask The Experts: Gifts of Aloha

Q: The Hawaii State Ethics Commission just released updates to their administrative rules. As a registered lobbyist in the state, how do these changes affect me? A: First, the Ethics Commission’s changes clarify gift rules for registered lobbyists and their […]

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March 3, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Mississippi: “Bill That Would Have Required Gov. Reeves to Reveal Inauguration Funding Dies in Senate” by Luke Ramseth for Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Elections National: “Supreme Court Appears to Favor Upholding Voting Laws Lower Court Found Unfair to […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The Colorado Secretary of State temporarily adopted lobbyist rules 8 C.C.R. 1505-8 on March 1, defining and establishing new requirements for redistricting commission lobbyists. The new rules define redistricting commission lobbyist as a person who is contracted or compensated to […]

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March 2, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Massachusetts: “Massachusetts Republican Nominated for Top Campaign Finance Job” by State House News Service for Boston Herald Oregon: “Oregon Voters Want to Limit Money in Politics, but Lawmakers Might Not Get There This Session” by Hillary Borrud (Portland […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

Governor Ned Lamont today announced a special election for Assembly District 112 on Tuesday, April 13. The district consists of the entirety of the Town of Monroe and portions of Newtown. The seat became vacant on February 17 following the […]

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One of the best things about having Gamble Hayden on our staff is she gets out there to learn. This year she is the chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee for Women in Government Relations (WGR). And […]

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Boston Financial District - by Nelson48

The search committee for the Office of Campaign and Political Finance has named William Campbell as the new director for the independent agency. The panel has been searching for a new director for the OCPF since Mike Sullivan retired in […]

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario building - Saforrest (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

On February 25, a bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to increase the province’s contribution limits and make other changes to its election laws. Bill 254, Protecting Ontario Elections Act, 2021, as introduced by Attorney General Doug […]

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