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May 13, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “An Influential PAC Group Is Telling Businesses to Restart Political Donations, Including to GOP Lawmakers Who Voted to Overturn the Election Results” by Grace Dean (Business Insider) for MSN Maine: “Maine Money-in-Politics Overhaul Targets Direct Donations from […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Cincinnati City Council failed to adopt an ordinance proposing additional campaign finance disclosure. Ordinance 2021-01549 would have required the mayor and City Council members to report contributions above $200 within 48 hours. Only Council Member Greg Landsman, who introduced the […]

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Downtown Wichita - by StarksWinter

Wichita City Council members will no longer be left to police themselves on ethics violations after passing a long-awaited and much-debated policy on May 11. The ethics policy sets gift limits for elected and appointed city officials for the first […]

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The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission electronic filing systems will be down and offline for scheduled maintenance on Thursday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. The offline systems will include the candidate filing system, noncandidate committee filing system, and the […]

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May 12, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Georgia: “Gov. Kemp Signs Bill Allowing More Money to Flow into Georgia Politics” by Staff for Rome News-Tribune Wyoming: “Federal Elections Commission Fines Wyo GOP $52,000” by Nick Reynolds for WyoFile.com Elections Virginia: “Youngkin Wins Virginia GOP Nomination […]

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May 11, 2021  •  

Georgia Special Elections Announced

Georgia State Capitol Building

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has announced special elections for House districts 34 and 156 to be held on June 15 to fill seats recently vacated by lawmaker resignations. Rep. Bert Reeves resigned to accept a position at Georgia Tech and […]

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May 11, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Elections National: “The Making of a Myth” by Emma Brown, Aaron Davis, Jon Swaine, and Josh Dawsey (Washington Post) for Anchorage Daily News Ethics National: “Trump Justice Department Secretly Obtained Post Reporters’ Phone Records” by Devlin Barrett (Washington Post) for […]

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May 10, 2021  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “F.E.C. Asks Congress to Ban Prechecked Recurring Donation Boxes” by Shane Goldmacher for New York Times National: “Democrats on FEC Blast Decision to Drop Probe into Trump Hush-Money Payment to Stormy Daniels: ‘Defies reality’” by Katie Shepherd […]

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Louisiana election officials have scheduled a special election for the District 7 seat in the Louisiana State Senate for July 10. The seat became vacant after Troy Carter was elected to the U.S. House to represent Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District […]

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National/Federal ‘Cult of Personality’: House Dems seize on Cheney chaos Politico – Sarah Ferris and Nicholas Wu | Published: 5/5/2021 Republicans are days away from dethroning U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as their third-ranking leader after her repeated broadsides against former President […]

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May 6, 2021  •  

Detroit City Councilman Resigns

Downtown Detroit, Michigan

Detroit District 7 Councilman Gabe Leland resigned after pleading guilty to misconduct in office. Leland was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2018 on bribery conspiracy and two counts of bribery. Detroit’s council can, by a two-thirds vote, […]

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On May 6, a unanimous Federal Election Commission (FEC) sent a message to the U.S. Congress: prohibit political campaigns from using tactics that unwittingly enter donors into recurring contributions. As part of a package of legislative recommendations approved at its […]

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The Concord City Clerk’s Office announced a special election for City Council Ward 4 to be held on Tuesday, July 13. The seat is vacant after former Councilor Meredith Hatfield resigned her position due to moving out of the city. […]

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May 6, 2021  •  

Tennessee Legislature Adjourns

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee Legislature adjourned sine die on May 5. The Legislature succeeded in approving a $42.6 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year and criminal justice reform measures aimed at improving outcomes for formerly incarcerated individuals. However, the session […]

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