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News You Can Use Digest – June 29, 2018

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

      National: Voting Machine Vendor Treated Election Officials to Trips to Vegas, Elsewhere McClatchy DC – Greg Gordon, Continued on Next Page

Maine to Introduce Separate Campaign Finance Reporting System

campaign finance, Maine

The Maine Ethics Commission will be rolling out a new campaign finance reporting system for candidates, party committees, political action Continued on Next Page

San Antonio Passes Ordinance Expanding Campaign Disclosure Rules

campaign finance, San Antonio, Texas

This month, the San Antonio City Council approved substantial changes to the campaign finance and ethics codes. The new ordinance Continued on Next Page

Oklahoma Ethics Commission Sues for More Funding

ethics, lobbying, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission filed suit in the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the court to require the Legislature Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance National: “Kicking and Screaming Toward Senate 2.0” by Kate Ackley for Roll Call Maine: “Maine Ethics Panel Sharply Continued on Next Page

James Klahr Leaving Missouri Ethics Commission

ethics, Missouri

Missouri Ethics Commission Director James Klahr is leaving his post to become deputy director of the Veterans Commission. After four Continued on Next Page

Team Intern: Peter Keares

State and Federal Communications, Team Intern

Peter is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to the Greater Cleveland area almost ten years ago. He received his Associate’s Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance Maryland: “Baltimore City Council Backs Public Financing of Campaigns” by Luke Broadwater for Baltimore Sun Elections National: “Special Continued on Next Page

Team Intern: Kayliegh Crumb

State and Federal Communications, Team Intern

Kayliegh Crumb is a junior at Kent State University majoring in journalism with a double minor in political science and Continued on Next Page

West Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Begin Impeachment for Indicted Justice

ethics, legislative sessions, special session, West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice called a special session for June 26, 2018. Lawmakers will convene to consider impeachment proceedings for state Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance National: Corporate Political Disclosure Moves Firmly into Mainstream by Brian Croce for Pensions & Investments Ethics National: New Emails Continued on Next Page

Team Intern: Greta Conley

State and Federal Communications, Team Intern

Hello! My name is Greta Conley, and I’m an intern at State and Federal Communications. I am going to be Continued on Next Page

Special Election Called for Arkansas House District 45

Arkansas, elections, special elections

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has schedule a special election for November 6, to fill the state House District 45 seat vacated Continued on Next Page

San Francisco Amends Campaign Finance and Conflict of Interest Provisions

California, campaign finance, procurement, San Francisco

Legislation amending San Francisco’s Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code takes effect next week. Ordinance No. 129-18 is effective June 30, Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics

Campaign Finance National: “Rep. Kaniela Ing Fined $15,000 For Campaign Spending Violations” by Courtney Teague for Roll Call Texas: “City Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – June 22, 2018

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

A special legislative session, multiple resignations and a new educational video on lobbying and gift laws, all in less than Continued on Next Page

Team Intern: Abigail Siegfried

State and Federal Communications, Team Intern

Abigail Siegfried is a junior at The University of Akron double majoring in music and political science. She plans to Continued on Next Page

Texas special election scheduled

elections, special elections, Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott called a special election this week to fill a vacancy after the surprise resignation of state senator Continued on Next Page

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Approves Lobbyist Registration Policy

Florida, lobbying

The Board of Governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation unanimously approved a new policy requiring lobbyist registration. Florida Chief Financial Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – June 22, 2018

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

      Federal: In Trump’s America, the Conversation Turns Ugly and Angry, Starting at the Top WRAL – Peter Continued on Next Page

Team Intern: Sam Waller

State and Federal Communications, Team Intern

Sammy is going into his third year at the University of Akron, studying Business with a minor in Public Relations. Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, procurement

Campaign Finance National: “Democrats Dodge Campaign Finance Law” by James Arkin for Politico Colorado: “Colorado Enacts Replacement Campaign Finance Enforcement Continued on Next Page

Video: Lobbying and Gifts (Best Practices and Recent Trends)

lobbying, State and Federal Communications

Why should you be aware of best practices and recent trends regarding lobbying and gifts? Reputation is your company’s most Continued on Next Page

Missouri Lawmaker Resigns After Greitens Investigation Ends

Missouri

The Missouri House of Representatives announced the resignation of Republican Rep. Shawn Rhoads. The resignation was effective Monday afternoon. Rhoads, Continued on Next Page

Colorado Secretary of State Amends Campaign Finance Rules

campaign finance, Colorado

The Colorado secretary of state adopted new campaign finance rules today in response to a federal court ruling issued last Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Maryland: “Candidate’s Relationship with Talk Radio Station Raises Questions About Campaign Finance” by Libby Solomon for Baltimore Sun Continued on Next Page

Special Session Called for Maine

legislative sessions, Maine, special session

The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of the Maine Legislature called a special session for Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Elections National: “Trump Associate Roger Stone Reveals New Contact with Russian National during 2016 Campaign” by Manuel Roig-Franzia and Rosalind Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

elections, ethics, lobbying

Elections Maine: Election Reformers Cheer as Maine Again Approves Ranked-Choice Voting by Allegra Kirkland for Talking Points Memo Minnesota: Supreme Continued on Next Page

Louisiana to Convene Third Special Session

legislative sessions, Louisiana, special session

The Louisiana Legislature will convene its third special session of the year on Monday, June 18, 2018. Gov. John Bel Continued on Next Page

Potential Special Session on the Horizon for Maine

legislative sessions, Maine, special session

The Maine Legislature is polling members to decide if they should return for a special session. The President of the Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – June 15, 2018

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

      Federal: Meet the Guys Who Tape Trump’s Papers Back Together Politico – Annie Karni | Published: 6/10/2018 Under the Presidential Continued on Next Page

Guam Election Commission Approves Special Election

elections, Guam, special elections

The Guam Election Commission approved a special election for August 25. The special election will fill the seat vacated by Continued on Next Page

Amendments to Alberta’s Lobbying Law Take Effect

Alberta, Canada, ethics, gift law, lobbying

On June 11, several significant amendments to Alberta’s provincial lobbying law took effect when the Lobbyists Amendment Act, 2018, came Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance Colorado: “Federal Judge Finds Portions of Colorado’s Campaign Finance Complaint Process Are Unconstitutional in Ruling Likely to Prompt Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Web of Elite Russians Met with NRA Execs During 2016 Campaign” by Peter Stone and Greg Gordon Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance Alabama: “John Merrill Questions Alabama Ethics Commission’s Waivers of Fines” by Mike Cason for AL.com Arizona: “Critics Slam Continued on Next Page

Oklahoma Ethics Commission Raises Registration Fees

ethics, lobbying, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission voted Friday to increase lobbying and campaign finance fees to avoid a potential financial crisis. Because Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Missouri: “Lawsuit Seeks to Block St. Louis County Charter Amendments from August Primary Ballot” by Jeremy Kohler for Continued on Next Page

FARA Advisory Opinions Now Available to Public

FARA, lobbying

On June 8, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Registration Unit released several years’ worth of Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – June 8, 2018

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

      Federal: A Courtside View of Scott Pruitt’s Cozy Ties with a Billionaire Coal Baron MSN – Steve Continued on Next Page

Ask the Experts – Required California Political Contribution Reports

California, campaign finance, political contributions

My employer makes corporate contributions in California.  We have not yet exceeded $10,000 in calendar year 2018.  The primary election Continued on Next Page

Unopposed Kansas Primaries Sets Candidates for November Special Election

elections, Kansas, special elections

The filing deadline to run for the Kansas Senate seat in District 13 passed setting up unopposed elections for both Continued on Next Page

SFC’s Team Intern Visits the Goodyear Blimp!

State and Federal Communications, Team Intern

On June 6th, State and Federal Communications’ Team Intern had a chance to visit the newest addition to the Goodyear Continued on Next Page

Montana Governor to Sign Executive Order on Dark Money Spending

campaign finance, Montana

Gov. Steve Bullock announced he will sign an executive order to further Montana’s goal of shedding light on dark money Continued on Next Page

New Hampshire Legislature Recesses

ethics, legislative sessions, New Hampshire

On May 24, the New Hampshire Legislature adjourned its final full day in session. The Legislature introduced a bill creating Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “‘The Movement Now Transcends the Kochs.’ What David Koch’s Departure Means for the Political Network He Helped Continued on Next Page

Washington Files Lawsuits Against Facebook and Google over Political Ads

campaign finance, elections, political advertising

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed lawsuits against Facebook and Google for failing to comply with political advertising laws. Under Continued on Next Page

South Carolina Lawmaker Resigns After Entering Guilty Plea

ethics, South Carolina

State Sen. John Courson resigned from the South Carolina Legislature on Monday, June 4, after pleading guilty to willful misconduct Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Washington: “Attorney General Bob Ferguson Sues Facebook and Google Over Political Ad Records” by Jim Brunner for Seattle Continued on Next Page

Louisiana Legislature Adjourns Special Session

budget bill, legislative sessions, Louisiana

The Louisiana Legislature adjourned a special session late Monday night after passing a skeleton budget similar to one vetoed by Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance California: “Facebook Tried to Rein in Fake Ads. It Fell Short in a California Race.” by Sheera Frenkel Continued on Next Page

Celebrating our Silver Anniversary

25th Anniversary, Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications

You can consider this Silver Anniversary—Part One. On July 1st, State and Federal Communications, Inc. will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

elections, ethics, lobbying, procurement

Elections National: “Trump Ran as a Renegade. Now He’s Trying to Keep Them at Bay.” by Jeremy Peters for New Continued on Next Page

Illinois Legislature Adjourns Spring Session

ethics, Illinois, legislative sessions

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned its spring session on Thursday, May 31. Prior to adjournment, lawmakers passed a $38.5 billion Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – June 1, 2018

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, News You Can Use

    National: Who’s Behind Those Political Ads on Facebook? Now, You Can Find Out. San Antonio Express-News – Tony Continued on Next Page

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