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Archive for February, 2018

Georgia House Passes Sexual Harassment Measure for Lobbyists

Georgia, lobbying

The Georgia House of Representatives unanimously voted today to require lobbyists to sign an annual statement agreeing to abide by Continued on Next Page

Alabama Senator Introduces Bill Revising Ethics Law

Alabama, ethics, lobbying

Sen. Del Marsh introduced an 119 page bill revising the Alabama Ethics Act. Senate Bill 343 amends several definitions, including Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Behind a Key Anti-Labor Case, a Web of Conservative Donors” by Noam Scheiber and Kenneth Vogel for Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance California: “L.A. Developer Is Charged with Making Illegal Campaign Donations” by David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes for Continued on Next Page

FEC Moving to New Location in March

FEC, Federal Election Commission

In March, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) begins the process of moving from its current location in Washington, D.C. at Continued on Next Page

Missouri Governor Indicted

ethics, Missouri

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the cover-up of an Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Arizona: Debbie Lesko Accused of Moving $50K from Campaign to a PAC That Backs … Lesko by Ronald Hanson for Arizona Continued on Next Page

US House Bill Seeks to Regulate Presidential Inaugural Committee Spending

campaign finance, elections, ethics, Federal Election Commission, Federal Government

A bill introduced this month in the U.S. House of Representatives would require presidential inaugural committees to file disbursement reports Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – February 23, 2018

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

      National: Sexual Misconduct Spurs New Elections: The #MeToo race New York Times – Trip Gabriel and Jess Continued on Next Page

2018 Utah Lobbying Bills

ethics, lobbying, Utah

In the 2018 regularly scheduled legislative session, the Utah Legislature has introduced a handful of bills modifying the Lobbyist Disclosure Continued on Next Page

South Dakota Expands Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements

campaign finance, South Dakota

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill into law expanding campaign finance disclosure requirements. House Bill 1003 requires candidates Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

elections, ethics, lobbying

Elections National: “Sexual Misconduct Spurs New Elections: The #MeToo race” by Trip Gabriel and Jess Bidgood for New York Times Continued on Next Page

Special Session for Arkansas to Follow Fiscal Session

Arkansas, legislative sessions, special session

Gov. Asa Hutchinson stated he is going to call a special session after the ongoing fiscal session concludes. The special Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Arizona: “Judge Tosses Bid by Corporation Commissioner Burns to Enforce Subpoena Against APS” by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Continued on Next Page

Special Election Called for Arkansas Senate District 8

Arkansas, elections, special elections

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has scheduled a special election on August 14, 2018, to fill the state Senate District 8 seat Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance Alabama: “Former Alabama House Majority Leader Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison” by Mike Cason for AL.com Elections Continued on Next Page

Louisiana Special Session Convenes

legislative issues, legislative sessions, Louisiana, special session

A special session of the Louisiana Legislature on the state’s budget troubles convenes February 19 at 4 p.m., and centers Continued on Next Page

Texas Special Election Set for House District 13

elections, special elections, Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on February 16 that a special election will take place for House District 13 on Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser” by Maggie Haberman and Kenneth Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – February 16, 2018

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

Coming to you again with the fastest 2 1/2 minutes in campaign finance, lobbying and political compliance news you can Continued on Next Page

New Mexico Legislature Adjourns

campaign finance, legislative issues, legislative sessions, New Mexico

The New Mexico Legislature adjourned sine die on February 15. Bills that have passed both chambers include Senate Bill 50, Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – February 16, 2018

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

      National: Sinclair Broadcast Group Solicits Its News Directors for Its Political Fundraising Efforts Chicago Tribune – Paul Continued on Next Page

North Carolina General Assembly Adjourns Legislative Session

elections, legislative sessions, North Carolina

The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned its reconvened session on Tuesday, February 13. Lawmakers passed a single piece of legislation, Continued on Next Page

Oklahoma Legislature to Consider Ethics Commission Rule Amendments

ethics, lobbying, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission recently submitted its 2018 Promulgated Ethics Rules to the governor and both houses of the Legislature. Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Sinclair Broadcast Group Solicits Its News Directors for Its Political Fundraising Efforts” by Paul Fahri (Washington Post) Continued on Next Page

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Lobbying Bill

lobbying, Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1175 into law, amending filing requirements and penalties for lobbyists. The new law requires Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance Missouri: “St. Louis County Council Looks into the Wisdom, and Practicality, of Campaign Donation Limits” by Jason Rosenbaum Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance Alaska: “Group Picks Alaska to Challenge Unlimited Campaign Donations” by Becky Bohrer (Associated Press) for Bristol Herald-Courier Connecticut: Continued on Next Page

Federal Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold Increased to $18,200

campaign finance, elections, FEC, Federal Election Commission, lobbying

Today, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published its price index adjustments for expenditure limitations and the federal lobbyist bundling disclosure Continued on Next Page

Bill Introduced to Establish FEMA Contractor Review

Federal Government, procurement

On February 8, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson introduced a bill to establish a contractor review process with respect to disaster Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance Alaska: Group Picks Alaska to Challenge Unlimited Campaign Donations by Becky Bohrer (Associated Press) for Bristol Herald-Courier Texas: Anti-Abortion Group Continued on Next Page

Missouri Senate Considering Lobbyist Gift Restrictions

ethics, gift law, lobbying, Missouri

The Missouri Senate made changes to the lobbyist gift ban passed by the House last month. The bill must pass Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – February 9, 2018

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

The fastest 2 and half minutes in campaign finance, ethics and lobbying news you’ll see this week!  

Facebook Accused of Not Complying with Seattle, Washington Political Advertisement Law

campaign finance, elections, Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Ethics and Election Commission accused Facebook of not complying with a city political advertisement disclosure law. The law Continued on Next Page

Coming into Force in 2018: Prince Edward Island Lobbying Law

Canada, ethics, lobbying, Prince Edward Island

2018 will bring lobbying laws to Prince Edward Island, the only remaining province in Canada without them. Bill No. 24, Continued on Next Page

President Nominates New Head of the OGE

ethics, Federal Government, Office of Government Ethics

On February 8, President Donald J. Trump announced his nomination of Emory A. Rounds III to be Director of the Continued on Next Page

Commissioner Goodman Resigns from FEC

FEC, Federal Election Commission

On February 7, Commissioner Lee E. Goodman submitted his resignation from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to the White House. Continued on Next Page

JCOPE Revises Proposed Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations

ethics, JCOPE, lobbying, New York

On January 30, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) submitted a Notice of Revised Rulemaking for Part 943, commonly Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – February 9, 2018

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

      Federal: Hero or Hired Gun? How a British Former Spy Became a Flash Point in the Russia Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance California: “Peskin Wants Big Political Donors to Disclose Investments” by Joshua Sabatini for San Francisco Examiner District of Continued on Next Page

Louisiana Special Session Likely

budget bill, legislative issues, legislative sessions, Louisiana, special session

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has set Friday as a deadline to determine whether a special session of the Legislature Continued on Next Page

California Bill Would Suspend Lobbyist up to Four Years for Sexual Harassment

California, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Under a California bill introduced on February 6, registered lobbyists could face suspension up to four years if found to Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Washington: “Seattle Says Facebook Is Violating City Campaign Finance Law” by David Ingram for Reuters West Virginia: “Trial Continued on Next Page

Baltimore County, Maryland Lobbyist Trainings Scheduled

Baltimore, lobbying, Maryland

Last year, County Exec. Kevin Kamenetz signed Bill No. 35-17 into law. The bill requires registered lobbyists to complete ethics Continued on Next Page

Tallahassee Commissioners Adopt Stricter Gifts Laws for City Officials

ethics, Florida, gift law, Tallahassee

The city commission adopted changes to Tallahassee’s ethics rules, taking aim at improper interactions between elected officials and those seeking Continued on Next Page

Cuomo Calls Special Election for 11 Vacant Seats

elections, New York, special elections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called a special election for April 24, 2018. The special election is needed to fill nine vacant Continued on Next Page

Comment Period for FEC Rulemaking Proposal Concerning Multistate Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications Ends March 30

campaign finance, elections, FEC

On March 30, the public comment period will end for proposed Federal Election Commission (FEC) rulemaking concerning independent expenditures by Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance Virginia: “Dozens of Virginia Churches Have Been Donating Cash to Campaigns for Years, Despite Law” by Bill Bartell Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

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Campaign Finance Alabama: “Attorney General’s Office Appears to Be Investigating Campaign Finance Documents” by Brian Lyman for Montgomery Advertiser Elections Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – February 2, 2018

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

With the amount of news this week, you can’t afford to miss this week’s news you can use video digest! Continued on Next Page

See Us In Person

State and Federal Communications

State and Federal Communications has a busy February planned! See us at one of these events: February 5-8 Public Affairs Continued on Next Page

Celebrating 20 Years of Dedication

State and Federal Communications

Small business owners spend a lot of time thinking of ways to make things happen. We are not expert at Continued on Next Page

Utah Bill Would Prevent Lobbyist Spending

campaign finance, legislative issues, lobbying, Utah

A bill was introduced in Utah restricting funds from a campaign account owned by a lobbyist. House Bill 213 prohibits Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – February 2, 2018

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      National: Just How Bad is Partisan Gerrymandering? Ask the Mapmakers. New York Times – Michael Wines | Published: 1/29/2018 Eric Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Ethics Federal: “In Shocking Move, Feds Drop All Charges Against Bob Menendez” by Ted Sherman (NJ Advance Media) for Newark Continued on Next Page

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