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The Philadelphia Board of Ethics revised a regulation governing coordinated campaign expenditures. Regulation 1 considers expenditures to be coordinated if they are made based on instructions received from a campaign. A public communication from a campaign may constitute instructions if […]

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October 5, 2022  •  

California Passes Pay to Play Changes

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1439, expanding pay-to-play regulations. The prohibition on agency officials accepting a contribution of more than $250 during and following a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use is extended by […]

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The special session of the Missouri Legislature adjourned sine die on October 4. Lawmakers passed three bills during the special session to implement income tax cuts and tax incentives for the agriculture industry. Gov. Mike Parson is holding a press […]

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I met Nathan Gonzales several years ago when he spoke at a Public Affairs Council conference. I am a political geek and could listen to him for a long time. In 2020, State and Federal Communications subscribed to his Inside […]

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October 5, 2022  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Pro-DeSantis Hybrid PAC to File Lawsuit Challenging Unfavorable FEC Ruling” by Taylor Giorno for OpenSecrets Louisiana: “Louisiana Officials Use Campaign Cash to Buy LSU, Saints Tickets” by Julie O’Donoghue for Louisiana Illuminator Montana: “Commissioner of Political Practices […]

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October 4, 2022  •  

Florida Congressman Resigns

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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch has submitted his resignation, which became effective September 30. Deutch was first elected to Congress in 2010, representing northern Broward County and southern Palm Beach County in what is now Florida’s 23rd  Congressional District. Deutch is leaving to join […]

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October 4, 2022  •  

Montana Commissioner Steps Down

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Montana’s Commissioner of Political Practices, Jeff Mangan, has announced his retirement, effective November 7. During his almost six-year tenure, Mangan was celebrated by Republicans and Democrats alike for his nonpartisan approach to the role. Before leaving office, Mangan is focusing […]

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October 4, 2022  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance California: “New State Law Could Curb Pay to Play Politics in Orange County & California” by Spencer Custodio for Voice of OC Ethics National: “Trump’s Lawyer Refused His Request in February to Say All Documents Returned” by Josh […]

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit issued a ruling allowing trade associations representing banks to make campaign contributions. The New Jersey state law prohibits banks from providing financial support to candidates, but the court found there is […]

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On September 29, the United States Senate passed the Disclosing Foreign Influence in Lobbying Act. The legislation, Senate Bill 4254, amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require those registering as federal lobbyists include in their disclosures “the name […]

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October 3, 2022  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Oregon: “Rene Gonzalez Campaign’s $77K Fine Over Rented Office Space Upheld” by Michaela Bourgeois (KOIN) for MSN Elections Georgia: “Federal Judge Upholds Georgia Election Law in Challenge Brought by Abrams” by Matthew Brown (Washington Post) for MSN Ethics […]

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September 30, 2022  •  

News You Can Use Digest – September 30, 2022

National/Federal Brooklyn’s Library Moves to Slip Books Through Red State Bans MSN – Madina Touré (Politico) | Published: 9/24/2022 The front line of America’s culture war now runs straight through the nation’s school libraries, with conservatives in dozens of states outlawing […]

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A time for many that is marked by a return to work from that much needed summer vacation, as well as preparation for the multitude of conferences and other events that are taking place throughout the country. Here at State […]

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September 29, 2022  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “How Kevin McCarthy’s Political Machine Worked to Sway the GOP Field” by Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, Isaac Arnsdorf, and Marianna Sotomayor (Washington Post) for Raleigh News and Observer National: “Lawmakers, Challengers Plan Fundraising Blitz Ahead of Friday […]

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