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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 21, President Joe Biden nominated Dara Lindenbaum to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). FEC Vice Chair Steven T. Walther announced last week he would be stepping down as commissioner upon the nomination and […]

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January 25, 2022  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Biden Nominates Former Stacey Abrams Lawyer for Campaign Finance Watchdog” by Zach Montellaro (Politico) for MSN Florida: “Florida Opens Investigation into Dark-Money Group Key to ‘Ghost’ Candidate Scandal” by Jason Garcia and Annie Martin (Orlando Sentinel) for […]

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Burlington, Ontario City Hall - The Fwanksta, Public domain

The Lobbyist Registry for the city of Burlington, Ontario, Canada has officially gone live on the city’s website this month. A new lobbying law, passed on October 19, 2021, requires consultant lobbyists, in-house lobbyists, and voluntary unpaid lobbyists to file […]

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January 24, 2022  •  

Delaware Lawmaker Resigns

Delaware Capitol Building

Rep. Gerald Brady announced he would resign from the Delaware Legislature effective February 4. Brady faced a House Ethics Committee hearing last year related to an email he sent containing an anti-Asian slur and a joke about human trafficking. A […]

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January 24, 2022  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Florida: “How Much Darker Can Political Money Get? New GOP Bill Tries to Further Shield Donors” by Ana Ceballo and Samantha Gross (Miami Herald) for MSN Illinois: “Supreme Court Considers Use of Political Campaign Funds to Mount Legal […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 21, Federal Election Commission (FEC) Vice Chair Steven T. Walther announced he would be stepping down as commissioner. In his press release, Walther stated he will step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his replacement. Serving on […]

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Massachusetts Capitol Building

The Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) will hold a public hearing related to proposed changes to Massachusetts’ state campaign finance regulations on February 15 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Proposed changes include a revised campaign contribution limit chart; […]

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Philadelphia City Hall - by: David Torres, CC BY-SA 3.0

Councilmember Bobby Henon resigned from the Philadelphia City Council following his conviction on conspiracy and fraud charges. The council president is expected to call a special election to fill the vacant District 6 seat for the remainder of the term […]

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US Capitol - by Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons

On January 20, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly introduced the Ban Corporate PACs Act. The legislation, Senate Bill 3528, amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to eliminate the ability of for-profit corporations to establish and manage separate segregated funds […]

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Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee Ethics Committee has voted to move Sen. Katrina Robinson’s case in front of the full Senate after a 4-1 vote to remove Robinson from her seat. Robinson has been convicted of four counts of wire fraud and is […]

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January 21, 2022  •  

News You Can Use Digest – January 21, 2022

National/Federal DirecTV Says It Will Sever Ties with Far-Right Network One America News MSN – Timothy Bella (Washington Post) | Published: 1/15/2022 DirecTV announced it will sever ties with One America News (OAN) after this year, pulling the conservative news channel […]

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January 20, 2022  •  

Gov. Kate Brown Appoints New Justices

Oregon Supreme Court - by Cacophony

Gov. Kate Brown has tapped Appeals Court Justice Roger Dehoog to the Oregon Supreme Court. Dehoog is replacing retiring Justice Lynn Nakamoto after six years on the state’s highest court. Brown appointed Judge Ramon Pagan to replace Dehoog and has […]

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Louisiana state flag

The Louisiana Legislature will hold its special session on political redistricting from February 1 to February 20. State lawmakers will deliberate on new maps for Louisiana’s U.S. House seats, the state House of Representatives, Senate, Public Service Commission, Board of […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

The North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 605, delaying the 2022 primary elections to June 7. The primary elections were already delayed by the state Supreme Court due to ongoing litigation over redistricting from March 8 to May 17. […]

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