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British Columbia Legislature

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia adjourned for the summer on June 17th. The 2021 spring legislative session saw the Assembly primarily tackling issues relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This includes measures that would keep people safe and enable […]

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Alberta Legislature Building - Timorose

On June 16, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta adjourned for the summer. Lawmakers passed Bill 68, the Election Statutes Amendment Act, 2021, which unambiguously states that a member of the Legislative Assembly, including a member of the Executive Council in […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

On June 17, the Connecticut Legislature adjourned a special session after passing bills related to the state budget and recreational marijuana use. The cannabis bill allows applicants from communities affected by high drug-related issues to acquire business licenses. If signed […]

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National/Federal Biden’s Vow to Limit Ethics Conflicts Finds a Test Case: The Ricchetti brothers MSN – Michael Scherer and Sean Sullivan (Washington Post) | Published: 6/14/2021 President Biden vowed to ban his own family from involvement in government, disclose records of […]

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June 17, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Nebraska: “Donor to Nebraska Anti-Gambling Campaign Will Pay Record-Breaking Late Filing Fee” by Martha Stoddard for Omaha World-Herald Washington: “Google to Pay Washington State $400,000 to Settle Campaign Finance Lawsuit” by David Gutman for Seattle Times Elections National: […]

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June 16, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance California: “San Diego Website Meltdown Preceded by Vendor Spat, Email Shows” by Matt Potter for San Diego Reader Elections National: “G.O.P. Bills Rattle Disabled Voters: ‘We don’t have a voice anymore’” by Maggie Astor for New York Times […]

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June 15, 2021  •  

New York Legislature Adjourns

NY State Capitol - by formulanone

The New York State Legislature adjourned on June 11. During the legislative session lawmakers introduced and failed to pass bills to ban corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and limited liability partnerships from making political contributions; create a restricted period for […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

On June 14, the Minnesota Legislature returned to the capitol for a special session. In this session, lawmakers will be finalizing a two-year, $52 billion budget before the start of the next fiscal period July 1. If the legislature fails […]

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June 15, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Florida: “Miami Beach Rep. Michael Grieco Ordered to Pay $1,000 After Probe of Ethics Lapses” by Christina Sant Louis (Miami Herald) for MSN Massachusetts: “Mass. Republican Party Explored Whether It Can Use Its Own Money to Pay for […]

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Montana Capitol Building - gillfoto

Montana’s Supreme Court has held Senate Bill 140 is constitutional. SB 140 allows the governor to appoint judges directly, abolishing the judicial nomination commission.

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak

Nevada Gov. Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 126, which changed Nevada’s presidential caucus system to a government-run primary election. The bill requires to the presidential primary to be held on the first Tuesday in February in a presidential election year.

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Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Members of the Joint Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions voted to draft bills to create either an open primary or a ranked-choice voting system. Currently, Wyoming operates under a dual partisan primary system. Under this system, each party […]

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Temporary Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Ethics Committee of the Canadian House of Commons issued a report this month making recommendations for the House and the executive branch, including recommending greater recording-keeping when meeting with lobbyists. Specifically, the committee urges the Government of Canada to […]

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June 14, 2021  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Maine: “Maine Ethics Panel Votes to Pursue Records from Power Line Opponents” by Scott Thistle for Portland Press Herald Mississippi: “Lt. Gov. Hosemann’s Inaugural Nonprofit Got $368k in Secret Donations, Filings Show” by Luke Ramseth for Mississippi Daily […]

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