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October 27, 2021  •  

Idaho to Return to Regular Session

Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

Speaker of the House Scott Bedke announced the Idaho Legislature will reconvene November 15 to address Federal Covid-19 rules for employers and consider an ethics complaint against Rep. Priscilla Giddings. Normally, only Idaho’s Governor has the power to call a […]

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Alberta Legislature Building - Timorose

A committee of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta that is conducting a review of the province’s lobbying laws is seeking input from stakeholders. The committee, the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future, is an all-party committee of Assembly members assigned […]

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October 27, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Iowa: “Des Moines Schools’ Superintendent’s Wife Donated to School Board Candidate’s Campaign” by Samantha Hernandez (Des Moines Register) for MSN New York: “Rep. Espaillat Campaign Paid Thousands to Online Influencers Who Delivered Flattering Posts” by Claudia Irizarry Aponte […]

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October 26, 2021  •  

Connecticut Legislator Resigned

Connecticut State Capitol - by: John Phelan, CC BY 3.0

Connecticut State Rep. Michael DiMassa resigned following his indictment for stealing $636,000 in federal funds. The governor is expected to call a special election to fill the vacant seat in the 116th Assembly District for the remainder of the term […]

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October 26, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Georgia: “Judge: State can’t pursue charges against Georgia’s Oxendine” by Associated Press for MSN Tennessee: “State Sen. Brian Kelsey, Nashville Club Owner Indicted in Campaign Finance Conspiracy” by Rachel Wegner and Brinley Hineman (The Tennessean) for MSN Elections […]

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October 25, 2021  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Former Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Is Convicted of Campaign Finance Crimes” by Associated Press for National Public Radio California: “California Sets New Rules for Mystery Donations Made on Behalf of Lawmakers” by Melody Gutierrez (Los Angeles Times) […]

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The Hawaii Senate will convene for a third special session on October 28 to consider and confirm District and Circuit Court positions. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a videoconference hearing on October 27 to submit testimony. Decision-making will occur […]

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October 22, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned its special session on October 20. During the three-day session, lawmakers approved bills regarding development and other preparations of the Ford Memphis Regional Megasite project, including the allocation of $884 million from the state’s fiscal […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he intends to call a special session of the Florida Legislature in November. Though the specific dates have not been set, the session will take up issues regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

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October 22, 2021  •  

News You Can Use Digest – October 22, 2021

National/Federal Advocates Worry Biden Is Letting U.S. Democracy Erode on His Watch MSN – Ashley Parker, Tyler Pager, and Amy Gardner (Washington Post) | Published: 10/16/2021 Voting rights advocates meet once every week or two with White House officials via video […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

West Virginia lawmakers completed their third special session after approving redistricting plans. In addition to approving new House and Senate districts, the Legislature passed a bill to require employers to allow religious and health exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The […]

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October 21, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Nebraska GOP Rep. Fortenberry Indicted” by Hailey Fuchs and Olivia Beavers (Politico) for MSN Elections Arizona: “‘Down the Rabbit Hole’: Arizona GOP goes full fringe” by David Siders (Politico) for MSN Ethics National: “FBI Searches D.C., NYC […]

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October 20, 2021  •  

Wyoming Special Session Announced

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

A special legislative session has been announced by the Wyoming Legislature after a majority of state House and Senate members voted in favor of convening. The session will begin October 26 and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn on October 28. […]

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Tennessee Capitol Building

Senate Speaker Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton announced the Tennessee Legislature will convene a special session on October 27. The special session will focus solely on COVID-19 issues including mask and vaccine mandates. This will be the third […]

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