LobbyComply - State and Federal Communications

February 23, 2024  •  

Alabama Bill Would Amend Ethics Act

Alabama State Capitol Building

A bill to be introduced by Representative Matt Simpson would transfer oversight of public officials from the Ethics Commission to district attorneys and the attorney general. The bill also allows for unlimited gifts from friends; allows officials to solicit gifts […]

Continue Reading

Chicago River at Michigan Avenue - David Wilson

A proposed amendment to the city’s ethics ordinance introduced at City Council would extend the existing $1,500 per-year campaign contribution limit on individuals and entities doing business with the City of Chicago to include officers, directors, partners, or owners of […]

Continue Reading

Illinois State Capitol Building

Following sentencing of former House Speaker Mike Madigan’s chief of staff, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias announced a series of ethics reforms to strengthen enforcement and require more transparency and disclosure regarding the financial dealings of lobbyists. House Bill 4591 […]

Continue Reading

February 23, 2024  •  

News You Can Use Digest – February 23, 2024

National/Federal The Quiet Way Democrats Hope to Expand Their Power at the State Level DNyuz – Nick Corasaniti (New York Times) | Published: 2/20/2024 Locked out of power on the U.S. Supreme Court and still playing catch-up against Republicans in the federal […]

Continue Reading

Flag of California

Q: My employer makes corporate contributions in California. We have not yet exceeded $10,000 in calendar year 2024. The primary election is in March, along with the general election in the fall. If we decide to make contributions, when do […]

Continue Reading

Oregon State Capitol Building

State business and labor groups have been working on legislation to limit campaign contributions in state races. Oregon is one of just five states with no limits on political contributions. These negotiations come as a proposal, known as Initiative Petition […]

Continue Reading

February 22, 2024  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Michigan: “Nessel Levels Charges Against Two GOP Political Fundraisers in Campaign Against Whitmer” by Craig Mauger for Detroit News National: “Tax Records Reveal the Lucrative World of Covid Misinformation” by Lauren Weber (Washington Post) for MSN Oklahoma: “Bill Preventing Foreign Contributions to Ballot […]

Continue Reading

February 21, 2024  •  

Georgia Special Election Scheduled

Georgia State Flag

A special election will be held on April 9 to fill the vacancy in House District 139 due to the death of Rep. Richard Smith in January. A runoff is scheduled for May 7, if necessary.

Continue Reading

February 21, 2024  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Maine: “Special Funds Let Maine Lawmakers Raise and Spend with Few Limits” by Randy Billings (Portland Press Herald) for centralmaine.com Pennsylvania: “Mayor Cherelle Parker Racked Up a $1 Million Campaign Payroll – but It’s Not Clear Who Got Paid” by Ryan Briggs […]

Continue Reading

February 20, 2024  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Arizona: “House Bill Would Close ‘Loophole’ Regarding Campaign Finance Reports” by Howard Fischer (Capitol News Services) for Eastern Arizona Courier Ethics California: “Former CBS Chief Leslie Moonves to Pay $11,250 Fine to Settle L.A. Ethics Case” by Meg James (Los Angeles Times) […]

Continue Reading

February 19, 2024  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance California: “Anaheim Changes How Political Candidates Fundraise in Wake of Corruption Scandal” by Hosam Elattar for Voice of OC Hawaii: “Hawaii Has a Voter Enthusiasm Problem, Could Publicly Funded Campaigns Help?” by Jeremy Yurow (USA Today) for Yahoo News Illinois: “In Last-Minute Reversal, […]

Continue Reading

February 16, 2024  •  

New York Special Election Scheduled

NY State Capitol - by formulanone

Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation ordering a special election to fill the vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives District 26 for the unexpired term of Rep. Brian Higgins. The special election will be held on April 30. Higgins, […]

Continue Reading

February 16, 2024  •  

News You Can Use Digest – February 16, 2024

National/Federal Chief Witness Against Gaetz Is Cooperating with House Ethics Investigation DNyuz – Robert Draper and Michael Schmidt (New York Times) | Published: 2/9/2024 A lawyer for the chief witness against U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz said the witness was cooperating with a […]

Continue Reading

February 15, 2024  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “The Mystery Behind $10 Million of ‘Bridge Funding’ Supporting RFK Jr.’s Presidential Bid” by Brittany Gibson (Politico) for MSN Elections California: “Can Judges Endorse Political Candidates? Competitive Bay Area Races Are Testing Boundaries” by Bob Egelko (San Francisco Chronicle) for MSN […]

Continue Reading

State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides research and consulting services for government relations professionals on lobbying laws, procurement lobbying laws, political contribution laws in the United States and Canada. Learn more by visiting stateandfed.com.

Sort by Month

1 2 3 735