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Archive for January, 2018

New Mexico Introduces Bill to Create a Post-Legislative Session Lobbying Report

lobbying, New Mexico

The New Mexico Senate introduced Senate Bill 107, which states any lobbyist or lobbyist’s employer required to file an expenditure Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Republican Governors Association to Cut All Ties with Steve Wynn Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegation” by Amber Phillips Continued on Next Page

Massachusetts State Senate Special Election Scheduled

elections, Massachusetts, special elections

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin announced the dates for the 1st Suffolk Senatorial District special elections. The primary will be Continued on Next Page

Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Announces Resignation to Become Lobbyist

Hawaii, lobbying

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui announced he will be resigning on Wednesday to join a lobbying and public affairs firm Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “How the Koch Network Learned to Thrive in the Trump Era” by James Hohmann and Michelle Ye Continued on Next Page

New Requirements for Miami, Florida Lobbyists Take Effect

Florida, lobbying, Miami

Changes to registration and training requirements are now effective for Miami lobbyists. Following the passage of Ordinance 13718, lobbyists must Continued on Next Page

Virginia House Committee on Rules Advances Seattle-esque Voucher Program

campaign finance, elections, Virginia

The Virginia House Committee on Rules unanimously reported House Bill 263 without recommendation to the House floor on Friday. The Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Supreme Court Rules on Law Merging Ethics and Elections Board

elections, ethics, North Carolina

The North Carolina Supreme Court struck down a 2017 law overhauling the state’s Elections Board and Ethics Commission. Session Law Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

ethics, lobbying

Ethics Federal: “Arguments Begin in Emoluments Suit against Trump” by David Fahenthold and Jonathan O’Connell for Washington Post Federal: “Patrick Continued on Next Page

Carroll County, Maryland Advances Ethics Ordinance

ethics, Maryland

The Carroll County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to move forward with a new ethics ordinance. The ordinance was Continued on Next Page

New Jersey Governor Signs Code of Conduct Executive Order for Self, Future Governors

ethics, gift law, New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 2A, which places limits on gifts and defines personal relationships for the Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – January 26, 2018

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

Get your lobbying, ethics and elections fix in the fastest two minutes in this weeks government news!  

Austin Lobbyists Agree to Disclose Compensation

Austin, ethics, lobbying, Texas

Lobbyists in Austin have agreed to cooperate with the city and disclose how much clients pay them. Taking a lead Continued on Next Page

Governor of Kansas Resigns

Kansas

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback resigned yesterday after the U.S. Senate confirmed him to be the ambassador at-large for international religious Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – January 26, 2018

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

      National: Inside Facebook’s Year of Reckoning Washington Post – Elizabeth Dwoskin | Published: 1/22/2018 Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would step Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance Canada: “Coalition of Unions Challenging Ontario’s Campaign Finance Law as Unconstitutional” by Robert Benzie for Toronto Star Utah: Continued on Next Page

Wisconsin Senate, Bipartisan Commission Butt Heads Over Top Election Chief

elections, Wisconsin

After being rejected by the Wisconsin Senate, a bipartisan commission has voted to retain Mike Haas through April 30 as Continued on Next Page

San Francisco, California Has New Mayor

California, elections, San Francisco

The San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors voted 6-3 on January 23 to appoint District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell as acting Continued on Next Page

Push to Recall Santa Clara County, California Judge Qualifies for Ballot

California, elections, recall

A campaign to recall Santa Clara County, California Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky has submitted enough valid signatures to the Continued on Next Page

Oregon Voters Approve Tax Measure

legislative issues, legislative sessions, Oregon

In a special election on January 23, Oregon voters approved Measure 101. Measure 101 keeps taxes on health insurers, hospitals, Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance National: “Alleged Payment to Porn Star Was Illegal Donation to Trump Campaign, Watchdog Says” by Josh Gerstein for Continued on Next Page

Pennsylvania Congressional Districts Ruled Unconstitutional

elections, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled yesterday the state’s congressional map was gerrymandered to favor one party over the other. Currently, Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, procurement

Campaign Finance Federal: “Fewer Than 16,000 Donors Accounted for Half the Federal Campaign Contributions in 2016” by Michelle Ye Hee Continued on Next Page

Lawsuit Challenges Trudeau’s Ethics and Lobbying Appointments

Canada, ethics

On January 18, a lawsuit was filed challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent appointments to head the ethics and lobbying Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance National: “FBI Investigating Whether Russian Money Went to NRA to Help Trump” by Peter Stone and Greg Gordon Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – January 19, 2018

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The fastest 2 minutes in government, lobbying and elections news you can use in this weeks video digest.  

Missouri House Passes Lobbyist Gift Reforms

gift law, legislative issues, lobbying, Missouri

The Missouri House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to pass restrictions on lobbyist gifts on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The proposal Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – January 19, 2017

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      National: One Year After Women’s March, More Activism but Less Unity New York Times – Farah Stockman | Published: 1/15/2018 Continued on Next Page

Friday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Trump’s Inauguration Money Is Still Missing One Year After His Administration Took Control of the White House” Continued on Next Page

February 14 By-election for Kelowna West Seat in BC Legislative Assembly

British Columbia, Canada, elections, special elections

On February 14, a by-election will be held for Kelowna West electoral district seat of the Legislative Assembly of British Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Virginia: “Senate Committee Kills Bill to Ban Campaign Donations from Public-Service Corporations” by Patrick Wilson for Richmond Times-Dispatch Continued on Next Page

Taking Our Services Up Another Notch

Europe, European Union, I Comply, State and Federal Communications

It is a special event when State and Federal Communications introduces a totally new compliance publication to our lineup, as Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Elections “Sharper State Divide in Congress Seen as ‘New Civil War’” by Carl Hulse for New York Times “Bannon Is Continued on Next Page

Connecticut Special Election Announced for Assembly District 120

Connecticut, elections, special elections

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a special election will be held on February 27 for Assembly District 120. The seat was Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Elections “The Next GOP Panic: Governors races” by Gabriel Debenedetti and Daniel Strauss for Politico Ethics “Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ Continued on Next Page

Special Election Announced for House District 68

elections, Michigan, special elections

Gov. Rick Snyder announced special election dates for the vacant 68th House District seat. The primary election will be held Continued on Next Page

BuyAmerican.gov Act of 2018 Procurement Information Bill Introduced in Senate

Federal Government, procurement

On January 9, Sen. Rob Portman introduced a bill to monitor federal agencies’ procurement practices in order to ensure products Continued on Next Page

Rhode Island Special Election Called for April 3

elections, Rhode Island, special elections

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has scheduled a special election for April 3, following the resignation of former Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

ethics, lobbying

Lobbying Delaware: “Lobbyists Given a Space of Their Own in Legislative Hall” by Scott Gross for Wilmington News Journal South Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – January 12, 2018

elections, ethics, legislative sessions, lobbying

Taking your through a PACKED week in government, ethics, elections and legislative sessions news.

News You Can Use Digest – January 12, 2018

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

      National: These Are the Only Two States That Don’t Require Lawmakers to Disclose Finances Center for Public Continued on Next Page

Phoenix Launches Online Lobbyist Registration and Reporting System

Arizona, lobbying, Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona has launched an online lobbyist database for 2018 registration and reporting purposes. It is available at https://lobbyist.phoenix.gov. In Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Lobbying “Lobbyists Have a New Secret Weapon” by Alexandra Stratton for Bloomberg.com Campaign Finance “FEC’s New Facebook Ruling Requires Ad Continued on Next Page

Lobbyists Covered by New Hampshire State House Anti-Harassment Policies

ethics, New Hampshire

New Hampshire lobbyists received a letter from the General Court last week confirming they are covered by the Legislature’s sexual Continued on Next Page

D.C. Council Moves Forward with Public Campaign Finance Program

campaign finance, District of Columbia

In the first of two required votes, Washington D.C. City Council voted unanimously in favor of the Fair Elections Act Continued on Next Page

Connecticut Special Session Adjourns

Connecticut, legislative sessions

After being delayed by a snowstorm, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned on Monday, January 8. Both chambers overwhelmingly passed House Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Lobbying Missouri: “House Prepares to Fast Track Lobbyist Gift Limit Yet Again” by Tyler Wornell for The Missourian Campaign Finance Continued on Next Page

Alaska State Senator Resigning

Alaska, special elections

Alaska state Sen. Mike Dunleavy announced he will resign his Senate E seat to focus on a campaign for governor. Continued on Next Page

Kentucky House Speaker Resigns

Kentucky, special elections

House Speaker Jeff Hoover resigned Monday following pressure from members of both parties. He had privately settled a sexual harassment Continued on Next Page

California Sen. Josh Newman to Face Recall Election on June 5

California, elections, recall

California Gov. Jerry Brown set June 5 as the date for a recall election on state Sen. Josh Newman. Voters Continued on Next Page

California Gov. Jerry Brown Announces Special Election Date

California, elections, special elections

Special election primaries have been scheduled to fill the California Assembly District 45 and Assembly District 54 seats. The special Continued on Next Page

Spokane, Washington City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto of Campaign Finance Law

campaign finance, Spokane, Washington

With a 6-1 vote, Spokane, Washington City Council overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of a campaign finance reform ordinance. The Continued on Next Page

Pennsylvania Speaker Calls Special Elections

elections, Pennsylvania, special elections

House Speaker Mike Turzai announced special elections to fill two vacant seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Special elections Continued on Next Page

Georgia Secretary of State Sets Special Election

elections, Georgia, special elections

Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced the special election to fill the 175th House District will be held on February Continued on Next Page

Florida Lawmakers Considering Lobbying Reforms

ethics, Florida, legislative sessions, lobbying

Florida legislators have proposed several bills that would reform how lobbyists do business in the state. House Bill 7003 makes Continued on Next Page

South Carolina Lawmakers Propose Ethics Reforms

ethics, legislative issues, legislative sessions, South Carolina

As the legislative session begins this week, South Carolina legislators are proposing several reforms to increase transparency. An ongoing corruption Continued on Next Page

Ohio’s 12th Congressional District Special Election Dates Set

elections, Ohio, special elections

Gov. John Kasich announced the special primary election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District will be held on May 8, and Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

ethics, lobbying, Tech and Social Media

Lobbying Arizona: “A Sexist Culture Endures at Arizona Capitol, Insiders Say” by Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Dustin Gardiner for Arizona Continued on Next Page

Washington D.C. Council Considering New Campaign Finance Rules

campaign finance, District of Columbia, pay-to-play

Washington D.C. City Council is reviewing four bills that would impose new regulations and restrictions on political contributions. Three bills Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Special Session to Convene on January 10

legislative sessions, North Carolina, special session

The North Carolina General Assembly will convene for a special session on January 10 to address several topics, including judicial Continued on Next Page

Arizona Corporation Commission Proposes Lobbyist Gift and Food Ban for Commissioners

Arizona, ethics, gift law, lobbying

The Arizona Corporation Commission released a code of ethics draft that would ban lobbyists from buying gifts or food for Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Lobbying Illinois: “Investigation Details Secretive Contacts with Lobbyist on $2 Billion Illinois Lottery Contract” by Joe Mahr and Matthew Walberg Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – January 5, 2018

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

Recapping the first week of the new year in campaign finance, lobbying, ethics and legislative sessions  

News You Can Use Digest – January 5, 2018

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      National: ‘Fake News’: Wide reach but little impact, study suggests New York Times – Benedict Carey | Published: 1/2/2018 Fake Continued on Next Page

Ask The Experts – Ride-Along Exception

Ask the Experts, lobbying

Q. I’m an in-house lobbyist planning to meet with California legislators to influence state government action. If I go to Continued on Next Page

Connecticut Legislature to Meet for Special Session

Connecticut, legislative sessions, special session

Legislative leaders successfully petitioned lawmakers to convene a special session scheduled for Friday, January 4, 2018. Gov. Dannel Malloy had Continued on Next Page

See Us In Person

State and Federal Communications

State and Federal Communications is hitting the ground running in 2018! Catch us at one of these events in January: Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Lobbying South Carolina: “Golf, Beaches and Power: How utilities wine and dine the public officials that set your rates” by Continued on Next Page

25 Reasons to Work with State and Federal Communications in 2018

Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications

Welcome to our 25th year of providing the lobbying and political contributions compliance answers you need. It has been a Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Lobbying “Roger Stone Retroactively Registers Lobbying Contract” by Megan Wilson for The Hill California: “L.A. Could Exempt Many Nonprofits from Continued on Next Page

FEC Adjusts Penalty Amounts for Inflation

campaign finance, Federal Election Commission

On December 27, the Federal Election Commission published its civil monetary penalty amounts adjusted for inflation in the Federal Register. Continued on Next Page

Spokane, Washington Mayor to Veto Campaign Finance Ordinance

campaign finance, legislative issues, Spokane, Washington

Spokane, Washington Mayor David Condon announced he is vetoing a campaign finance law passed by City Council on December 18. Continued on Next Page

South Dakota Ethics Constitutional Amendment Approved to Be on 2018 Ballot

ethics, legislative issues, South Dakota

On December 29, South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs certified the South Dakota Voter Protection and Anti-Corruption Amendment as Continued on Next Page

California Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Resigns

California, elections, special elections

California Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas resigned the California’s 54th State Assembly District seat, effective December 31, due to health issues. A Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance Virginia: “After Calls for Campaign Finance Reform, Gov.-Elect Ralph Northam Takes Corporate Money for Inauguration” by Graham Moomaw Continued on Next Page

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