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Happy Holidays from State and Federal Communications!

State and Federal Communications

From all of us at State and Federal Communications, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season. Our offices Continued on Next Page

Louisiana Special Session Looming

legislative sessions, Louisiana, special session

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards told state lawmakers this week he intends to call a special session of the Legislature Continued on Next Page

Louisiana Special Election Scheduled

elections, Louisiana, special elections

A special election has been set for February 17, 2018, to replace Louisiana lawmaker Chris Broadwater. Broadwater, a republican representative Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Louisiana: “LA’s Ethics Commission Wants More Transparency from Lobbyists” by Libby Denkmann for KPCC Campaign Finance “New Hope, New Continued on Next Page

Stocking the Sleigh

Corporate Social Responsibility, State and Federal Communications

We’ve been Stock(ing) the Sleigh with socks for the homeless of Akron. A change of socks is one of the Continued on Next Page

Los Angeles, California Ethics Commission Adopts Recommendations to Amend Lobbying Ordinance

California, ethics, lobbying, Los Angeles

On December 19, the Los Angeles, California Ethics Commission approved a set of recommendations requiring more disclosure from lobbyists, which Continued on Next Page

Special Election Called for South Carolina House District 69

elections, South Carolina, special elections

A special election has been called for House District 69. The vacancy is a result of South Carolina Rep. Rick Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Florida: “The Florida House Speaker Who Attacks Special Interests Spends Their Money Lavishly – and Won’t Apologize” by Adam Continued on Next Page

Spokane, Washington Passes Local Campaign Finance Reform Laws

campaign finance, Washington

Spokane, Washington City Council passed a campaign finance reform ordinance on December 18. The new ordinance will cut in half Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Ethics Montana: Judge Eases Rules on Ethics Complaints Confidentiality for Elected Officials by Phil Drake for Great Falls Tribune North Continued on Next Page

FEC Elects Caroline Hunter as Chairwoman

campaign finance, FEC, Federal Election Commission

On December 14, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) elected Caroline C. Hunter as its chairwoman for 2018. Hunter replaces Steven Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance US Senate Hopeful Opens Coffers to Bitcoin Donations by Chuck Raasch for St. Louis Dispatch Ethics Has Ivanka Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – December 15, 2017

elections, ethics, lobbying, nycu video digest, special elections

Lobbying, Pay-to-Play and Special Elections in this weeks news you can use video digest!  

News You Can Use Digest – December 15, 2017

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, News You Can Use, special elections

      National: ‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen New York Times – Steven Erlanger | Published: 12/12/2017 Continued on Next Page

Member Lobbying Prohibition Bill Introduced in New Brunswick, Canada

Canada, ethics, lobbying, New Brunswick, revolving door

On December 13, a bill was entered in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick prohibiting sitting lawmakers from engaging in Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance Indiana: “Council Defeats Pay-to-Play Veto” by Dave Gong for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Ethics “‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Continued on Next Page

Alabama Lobbyist Online Registration Available Early

Alabama, lobbying

Online registration for Alabama lobbyists is available beginning December 13, 2017. Normally, registration is not available until the beginning of Continued on Next Page

Helping Students in the Akron Public Schools

Corporate Social Responsibility, State and Federal Communications

There are more than 26,000 children in Summit County who experience food insecurity. We have students in the Akron Public Continued on Next Page

Fort Wayne City Council Overrides Veto of Pay-to-Play Ordinance

campaign finance, Indiana, pay-to-play

The Fort Wayne City Council overrode Mayor Tom Henry’s veto of pay-to-play ordinance. Opponents of the ordinance are concerned about Continued on Next Page

Tennessee Governor Sets Special Election for Senate District 14

elections, special elections, Tennessee

Gov. Bill Haslam has called a special election for state Senate District 14. Sen. Jim Tracy vacated the seat to Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Elections Doug Jones Declared Victor in Alabama Race for Senate; Roy Moore May Seek Recount by Sean Sullivan, David Weigel, Continued on Next Page

Mario Dion Set to Replace Mary Dawson as Canada’s Ethics Commissioner

Canada, ethics

On December 11, it was announced Mario Dion, chair of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, would replace Mary Continued on Next Page

San Francisco, California Mayor Ed Lee Dies Suddenly

California, San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died in the early hours of December 12 after suffering an apparent heart attack. The Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Lobbying Canada: “Ethics, Lobbying Commissioners Can Work More Closely Together: Nominee” by Beatrice Britneff for iPolitics.ca Kentucky: “Law Which Prohibits Continued on Next Page

California Gov. Brown Calls Special Election to Fill Assembly District 39 Seat

California, elections, special elections

Gov. Jerry Brown called a special election to fill California’s Assembly District 39 seat. A primary election will be held Continued on Next Page

Al Franken’s Senate Seat Up for Grabs in November 2018 Special Election

elections, Minnesota, special elections

U.S. Sen. Al Franken announced he would step down amid sexual harassment allegations on December 7, 2018. Franken’s resignation allows Continued on Next Page

Michigan Special Election Called to Replace U.S. Rep. Conyers

elections, Michigan, special elections

Gov. Rick Snyder has called a special election to fill the vacancy for the 13th District of the U.S. House Continued on Next Page

Special Elections Called for Minnesota House District 23B and Senate District 54

elections, Minnesota, special elections

Gov. Mark Dayton has called special elections for House District 23B and Senate District 54. The special elections will be Continued on Next Page

By-Election to be Held for Chicoutimi–Le Fjord (Quebec) Seat of Canadian House of Commons

Canada, elections, Quebec

On December 5, Elections Canada announced a by-election for the House of Commons will be held for the seat for Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – December 8, 2017

campaign finance, ethics, nycu video digest

Recapping a busy week in government, campaign finance and ethics news in this week’s video digest.  

Special Elections Announced for Georgia House and Senate

elections, Georgia, special elections

Two special elections will take place in the beginning of the new year to fill vacancies in the House and Continued on Next Page

Federal Judge Issues Injunction for Kentucky Campaign Finance and Ethics Laws Ruled Unconstitutional

campaign finance, ethics, Kentucky

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has issued a permanent injunction, prohibiting certain portions of state Continued on Next Page

Friday’s Government, Ethics and Campaign Finance News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Democrat Doug Jones has raised and spent far more money than Roy Moore in bid for U.S. Senate Continued on Next Page

Helping the Mighty Quilting Group

Corporate Social Responsibility, State and Federal Communications

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Akron, Ohio has an amazing group offering comfort to some wonderful people in need. Each Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Kentucky: Did Jeff Hoover Violate Campaign Finance Laws? It’s Unclear by Lisa Autry for WEKU New Jersey: N.J. Continued on Next Page

Voters in California Elect Wendy Carrillo to the Assembly District 51 Seat

California, elections, special elections

Democrat Wendy Carrillo defeated Democrat Luis Lopez in a special election to fill the California Assembly District 51 seat. Carrillo Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, procurement

Campaign Finance New York: Lawmaker’s business boosted by aide’s public campaign funds by Chris Bragg for The Albany Times Union Continued on Next Page

West Virginia Governor Calls Special Session

legislative sessions, special session, West Virginia

On December 1, Gov. Jim Justice called a special session to convene on December 4 to consider legislation to authorize Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Trump Gives Rich Donors Massive Tax Cuts, Then Asks Them for Campaign Donations by Summer Meza for Newsweek Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – December 1, 2017

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative sessions, lobbying, nycu video digest

Becky recaps a CRAZY week in government and ethics news around the country!  

Nancy Bélanger Nominated as Canada’s Commissioner of Lobbying

Canada, ethics, lobbying

On November 30, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the nomination of Nancy Bélanger as the next Commissioner of Lobbying. Bélanger, Continued on Next Page

Advisory Panel Reviewing Louisiana Ethics Laws

ethics, lobbying, Louisiana

In Louisiana, a pair of legislators and members of the Board of Ethics are leading an advisory committee to review Continued on Next Page

Federal Per Election Contribution Limits Upheld

campaign finance, Federal Government

On November 28, a court upheld the federal contribution limits set for primary and general elections. In Holmes v. Federal Continued on Next Page

San Jose Passes Ordinance to Amend Gift Law

California, gift law, San Jose

The San Jose City Council voted unanimously to amend the city’s gift ordinance. The new law struck the city’s exceptions Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – December 1, 2017

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, News You Can Use

      National: Gerrymandering Opponents Turn to Ballot Initiatives to Redraw Lines The Hill – Reid Wilson | Published: 11/28/2017 Advocates of Continued on Next Page

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