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Archive for April, 2018

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: Did Diamond and Silk Commit Perjury? Or Is Campaign-Finance Language Often Confusing? by Philip Bump for Washington Post California: Hackers Continued on Next Page

Special Election Scheduled to Replace Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold

elections, special elections, Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott called a special election this week to replace U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold. Farenthold resigned his seat in Continued on Next Page

British Columbia Lobbyist Revolving Door Amendment Effective May 1

British Columbia, Canada, lobbying, revolving door

On May 1, revolving door amendments to British Columbia’s Lobbyists Registration Act (LRA) come into force. The new amendment mandates Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – April 27th, 2018

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

      National: For Politicians Scraping Bottom, a Scarce Resource: Impeachment Lawyers New York Times – Alan Blinder | Published: 4/22/2018 There Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance National: “Watchdog Sues Paul Ryan-Aligned Dark Money Group” by Maggie Severns for Poltico Ohio: “Lack of Campaign Fundraising Continued on Next Page

Oregon Governor Calls Special Legislative Session for May 21

legislative sessions, Oregon, special session

Gov. Kate Brown called a special session for May 21, 2018. The session is expected to be limited to legislation Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “If a Parent’s Day Job Is Running for Congress, Can the Campaign Pay for Child Care?” by Continued on Next Page

JCOPE Adopts Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations

ethics, JCOPE, lobbying, New York

On April 24, the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics adopted Part 943, commonly referred to as the Comprehensive Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Missouri: “Greitens Charged with Second Felony After AG Investigation into Veterans Charity” by Jason Hancock, Allison Kite, and Continued on Next Page

Baltimore City Ethics Ordinance Introduced

Baltimore, ethics, lobbying, Maryland

City Councilman Zeke Cohen introduced an ordinance amending the Baltimore City Ethics Code. Ordinance No. 18-0230 requires lobbyists to file Continued on Next Page

Indiana Special Session set for May 14th

Indiana, legislative issues, legislative sessions, special session

Gov. Eric Holcomb called a special session for May 14, 2018. On the top of Holcomb’s list is a school Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Condo Fallout Hits a Republican Senator by Ari Natter for Bloomberg.com Elections National: Manafort Continued on Next Page

FEC to Consider Asking for Analysis of Rules For When Quorum Not Met

FEC, Federal Election Commission

On April 26, among the items the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is scheduled to consider will be a directive concerning Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – April 20, 2018

ethics, legislative sessions, lobbying, nycu video digest

Check out the new News You Can Use Video Digest to catch up on any ethics, lobbying and legislative sessions Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use – April 20, 2018

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

      Federal: Patrick Kennedy Profits from Opioid-Addiction Firms Politico – Adam Cancryn | Published: 4/17/2018 Patrick Kennedy, who stepped down from Continued on Next Page

Utah Adjourns Veto Session Sine Die

legislative issues, legislative sessions, Utah

The Utah Legislature adjourned a veto session sine die on Wednesday after overriding a pair of vetoes from Gov. Gary Continued on Next Page

Nebraska Legislature Adjourn Sine Die

legislative issues, legislative sessions, Nebraska

The Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die April 18. Lawmakers took no action on Legislative Bill 1099 to adopt the Legislative Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, procurement

Campaign Finance Canada: “B.C. Ponders More Changes to Election-Financing Rules” by Matt Robinson for Vancouver Sun Ethics Florida: “Fernandez Gave Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Indiana: Indiana GOP Locked Senate Candidate Todd Rokita Out of Donor Database Over Likely Ethics Violation by Brian Continued on Next Page

Kentucky Legislature Adjourned Sine Die Over the Weekend

Kentucky, legislative sessions, lobbying

The Kentucky Legislature adjourned sine die April 14. Lawmakers passed House Bill 97 establishing a new filing deadline for elections Continued on Next Page

Florida Proposal Restricting Lobbying and Abuse of Office Placed on November Ballot

ethics, Florida, lobbying

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission voted to place a six-year revolving door restriction directly on the November general election ballot. Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Illinois: “Cook County Tax Officials Take Excess Campaign Donations from Appeals Firms, Ethics Panel Says” by Ray Long Continued on Next Page

Kansas Governor Signs Executive Branch Transparency Bill

ethics, Kansas, legislative issues, lobbying

Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed Senate Bill 394 expanding the definition of lobbying to include executive and judicial branch procurement Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: Ex-Texas Congressman Convicted of Fraud, Conspiracy by The Associated Press for Arizona Daily Sun Florida: Florida’s State Continued on Next Page

New York City Council Passes Bills Regarding Sexual Harassment and Charter Revisions

legislative issues, New York, New York City

The New York City Council passed several bills designed to provide greater protections against workplace sexual harassment. One measure requires Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – April 13, 2018

elections, ethics, legislative sessions, lobbying

It’s the fastest 2 minutes in lobbying, elections, ethics and legislative sessions news in this weeks video digest!  

Nashville to Hold Special Elections on May 24

elections, Nashville, special elections, Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday requiring the Davidson County Election Commission to expedite a special election for Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use – April 13, 2018

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      National: AP Finds Legislatures Lack Public Records on Harassment Arizona Daily Star – David Lieb (Associated Press) | Published: 4/11/2018 Continued on Next Page

Upcoming Rulemaking Hearing on Changes to Colorado Lobbyist Rules

Colorado, ethics, lobbying

The Colorado Secretary of State will host a rulemaking hearing on April 16 regarding proposed changes to lobbyist regulations. A Continued on Next Page

Texas Representative Resigns

elections, ethics, special elections, Texas

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold resigned his seat in congress last week following a string of ethics investigations stemming from a Continued on Next Page

Lobbyists Amendment Act, 2018 Introduced in Alberta Legislative Assembly

Alberta, Canada, ethics, lobbying

On April 11, a bill was introduced in the Alberta Legislative Assembly to amend the providence’s lobbying laws. Bill 11, Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Facebook Fallout Deals Blow to Mercers’ Political Clout” by Nicholas Confessore and David Gelles for New York Continued on Next Page

Ohio House Speaker Resigns Amid Potential FBI Investigation

ethics, Ohio

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is resigning from office, effective May 1, amid a looming FBI investigation. Investigators are looking Continued on Next Page

Maryland General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

legislative issues, legislative sessions, lobbying, Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned sine die at midnight on April 9, 2018. Lawmakers passed legislation involving sexual harassment. House Continued on Next Page

Alabama Gov. Signs House Bill 317

Alabama, lobbying

Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 317 into law on April 6, 2018. House Bill 317, exempts economic development professionals Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics

Campaign Finance New Mexico: Biggest Donors Get Around Contribution Limits by Marjorie Childress (New Mexico In Depth) for New Mexico Political Report New Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Elections South Dakota: “South Dakota a ‘Standout’ in Limiting Voters’ Ability to Bring Issues to the Ballot” by Dana Ferguson Continued on Next Page

Kansas Legislature Adjourns Until April 26

Kansas, legislative issues, legislative sessions

The Kansas Legislature adjourned its legislative session on Sunday, April 8, 2018. During the late hours of the session, lawmakers Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Facebook’s New Rules Aim to Thwart the Kind of Ads Bought by Russian Trolls During the Election” Continued on Next Page

Bill Introduced to Amend Ethics Law for Inquiries into MNAs in National Assembly of Quebec

Canada, ethics, Quebec

A bill was introduced in the National Assembly of Quebec to amend the legislature’s ethics law. The amendments to the Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – April 6, 2018

elections, ethics, legislative issues, legislative sessions, nycu video digest

Lots of legislatures adjourning this past week. Find out what they did to finish out their 2018 sessions in this Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – April 6, 2018

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      National: Young Women Help Lead Campaigns to Success at the Polls New York Times – Michael Tackett | Published: 4/2/2018 Continued on Next Page

Contribution Limits Lifted in Chicago Mayoral Race

campaign finance, Chicago, elections, Illinois

Contribution limits have been lifted for individuals running in the 2019 Chicago mayoral race. Per state law, the limits are Continued on Next Page

Kansas Passes Procurement Lobbying Bill

Kansas, lobbying, procurement

Kansas lawmakers passed a bill expanding the definition of lobbying to increase transparency in government contracts. Senate Bill 394 requires Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance Colorado: “Denver DA Drops Grand Jury Investigation into Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams” by Jesse Paul for Continued on Next Page

See Us In Person! Our April Calendar

State and Federal Communications

April 9 Akron Press Club, Akron, OH April 11-13 SGAC National Summit, Salt Lake City, UT April 14 Cherry Blossom Continued on Next Page

Ask The Experts – Covering Expenditures for Site Visits

Ask the Experts, ethics

Q. As a company, we would like to organize site visits for agency officials, so they can better understand our Continued on Next Page

Massachusetts Updates Campaign Finance Regulations

campaign finance, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance released a draft version of updates to the agency’s regulations taking affect Continued on Next Page

California Special Elections Held in Assembly Districts 39, 45, and 54

California, elections, special elections

Special primary elections were held in California on April 4 to fill the vacant seats of Assembly Districts 39, 45, Continued on Next Page

New Tip Sheet: Restrictions on Political Contributions from Lobbyists

campaign finance, political contributions, Tip Sheet

The 2018 elections are approaching quickly. Have you reviewed the restrictions on political contributions from your company’s lobbyists? It is Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, Tech and Social Media

Campaign Finance Canada: “Facebook Makes It Easy to Run Illegal and ‘Astroturf’ Ads, Say Canadian Digital Political Strategists” by Peter Continued on Next Page

What is New for 2018

Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications

Last month I went into detail on what was done in 2017 for our website. Today I am going to Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Arizona: “‘Dark Money’ in the States: Arizona GOP Blocks Cities from Implementing Transparent Elections” by Josh Keefe for Continued on Next Page

Mississippi Legislature Adjourned Sine Die

legislative sessions, Mississippi

The Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on March 28. The 132nd regular session adjourned with several unresolved issues, including a Continued on Next Page

Monday’s Government and Ethics News

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance New York: “Cuomo, in Writing, Reinterprets Fund-Raising Ban on Appointees” by Shane Goldmacher and Brian Rosenthal for New Continued on Next Page

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