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May 17, 2022  •  

Cookiepalooza 2022!

Cookiepalooza 2022

Cookies make the world a better place. Elizabeth Bartz has once again supported the Girl Scouts in an extraordinary way. This year, she bought 1077 boxes of cookies from girl scouts in six states, helping 86 scouts in the process! […]

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May 17, 2022  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “The Little Red Boxes Making a Mockery of Campaign Finance Laws” by Shane Goldmacher (New York Times) for Yahoo News National: “U.S. Supreme Court Backs Ted Cruz, Dumps Campaign Finance Restriction” by Lawrence Hurley (Reuters) for MSN […]

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On May 16, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a part of federal campaign finance law regulating the repayment of loans from candidates to their own campaigns. Generally, Section 304 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 barred campaigns […]

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QUESTION:  Are there any rules that pertain to making contributions in the weeks leading up to an election? ANSWER:  With this being an election year, it is wise to know what the rules are when making contributions in the days […]

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May 16, 2022  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Georgia: “Georgia’s Oxendine to Hand Over $128,000 to End Ethics Saga” by Associated Press for WABE Maryland: “Baltimore Council President Nick Mosby Violated Ethics Law by Accepting Money from City Contractors Via Legal Defense Fund, Board Rules” by […]

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May 13, 2022  •  

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on Thursday, May 12. Lawmakers passed Vermont’s first statewide ethics code with new gift limits and a revolving door provision applicable to legislative employees. Bills related to campaign finance were introduced, but not […]

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The South Carolina Legislature adjourned on Thursday, May 12. Passed bills included early voting procedures and expanded access to birth control. The Legislature will meet again in a special session scheduled to be held June 15 focusing on the state […]

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National/Federal A 49-Year Crusade: Inside the movement to overturn Roe v. Wade MSN – Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, Caroline Kitchener, and Rachel Roubein (Washington Post) | Published: 5/7/2022 Soon after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, Leonard Leo, the head of […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The 73rd Colorado General Assembly adjourned sine die May 11. During the session, legislation related to campaign finance was introduced. House Bill 1060 was passed, creating aggregate limits on candidates for school district director from persons other than small donor […]

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May 12, 2022  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Oregon: “Candidates, Others Have to Reset Passwords to Oregon Campaign Finance System After Hack” by Lynne Terry for Oregon Capital Journal Elections Colorado: “Election-Denying Clerk Tina Peters, Deputy Belinda Knisley Barred from Overseeing 2022 Elections in Mesa County” […]

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Oregon’s campaign finance system web provider, Opus Interactive, is asking all users to change passwords following a ransomware attack Sunday night. Hackers infiltrated Opus Interactive, granting them access to a C&E Systems database. C&E Systems handles campaign finance compliance and […]

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May 11, 2022  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Congressman Probing Commanders Cancels Fundraiser Over Ethics Question” by Daniel Lippman (Politico) for MSN Elections National: “Dem AGs Pledge to Hold the Line If Roe Falls” by Alice Miranda Ollstein for Politico Michigan: “Michigan Legislature Puts Term […]

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The impeachment trial of Gov. Ralph Torres of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands begins on May 13. The House voted in favor of six articles of impeachment in January, including two felony charges, two corruption charges, and two […]

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May 10, 2022  •  

Maine Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The second regular session of the 130th Maine Legislature adjourned sine die on May 9. Two campaign finance bills were passed during the session and signed by the governor. Legislative Document 1782, effective January 1, 2023, permits business entities to […]

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