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Archive for July, 2018

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Liberal Activists Embrace ‘Dark Money’ in Supreme Court Fight” by Michelle Ye Hee Lee (Washington Post) for Continued on Next Page

Mississippi Governor Announces Special Election for House District 31

elections, Mississippi, special elections

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election on November 6, to fill a seat in House District 31. The special Continued on Next Page

Legislation Introduced to Amend Federal Lobbying Law

ethics, Federal Government, LDA, lobbying

On July 25, Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. John Sarbanes introduced legislation aimed to make several changes to the Lobbying Continued on Next Page

Virginia Delegate Greg Habeeb Announces Resignation

elections, special elections, Virginia

Del. Greg Habeeb announced his resignation from the House of Delegates 8th District. Habeeb has served in the House since Continued on Next Page

Kansas City Defeats Gift Ordinance

ethics, Kansas City, Missouri

An ethics proposal in Kansas City to limit gifts from lobbyists to $5, restrict taxpayer-funded City Council travel, and extend Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

elections, ethics, lobbying

Elections Missouri: “McCaskill, Vulnerable Democrat Running for Re-election, Targeted in Russian Hacking Attempt” by Ellen Nakashima (Washington Post) for Chicago Continued on Next Page

Rule Proposed for Federal Vendor Feedback

Federal Government, procurement

On July 23, an advance notice of a federal rule change to encourage federal vendor feedback was published in the Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – July 27, 2018

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

State and Federal Intern Greta Conley delivers the fastest 2 minutes in government relations news in this weeks NYCU Video Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – July 27, 2018

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      Federal: In Ruling Against Trump, Judge Defines Anticorruption Clauses in Constitution for First Time WRAL – Sharon Continued on Next Page

Embattled Georgia Lawmaker Resigns

elections, Georgia

Georgia State Rep. Jason Spencer will step down from office effective July 31. The embattled lawmaker resigned after a controversial Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance California: County Won’t Name Everyone Who Broke Campaign Money Laws by Nick Gerda for Voice of OC Illinois: Continued on Next Page

Nebraska Committee Decides Special Session Not Required for Tax Rates

legislative sessions, Nebraska, special session

The Legislature’s Tax Rate Review Committee decided no special session is needed to change the income and sales tax rates. Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance National: “Donations to Nunes Improperly Used to Charter a Private Jet, Says Complaint to FEC” by Kate Irby Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Lawmakers Convene Special Session

legislative sessions, North Carolina, special session

North Carolina lawmakers began a special session today after leadership in the General Assembly hastily announced it yesterday afternoon. The Continued on Next Page

Anti-Corruption Measure to Appear on North Dakota Ballot

ethics, lobbying, North Dakota, revolving door

After gathering 38,451 signatures, an anti-corruption measure will appear on the November 6 ballot in North Dakota. If the measure Continued on Next Page

Gov. Jerry Brown Appoints New FPPC Chair

California, elections, ethics, FPPC

Alice Germond was appointed chairwoman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission last month. Germond and the commissioners are working Continued on Next Page

Ohio Bill Regarding Special Elections Headed to Governor

elections, Ohio, special elections

A bill in Ohio has passed both the House and the Senate preventing special primary elections from occurring if only Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

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Campaign Finance National: “Tabloid Company, Aiding Trump Campaign, May Have Crossed Line into Politics” by Jim Rutenberg and Ben Protess Continued on Next Page

Team Intern Visits the Akron Art Museum

Akron, State and Federal Communications, Team Intern

On July 19th, State and Federal Communications’ Team Intern had the wonderful opportunity to take a tour of the Akron Continued on Next Page

Alaska Governor Signs Legislative Ethics Bill

Alaska, ethics, lobbying

Gov. Bill Walker signed significant legislative ethics reforms into law on July 19. House Bill 44 prohibits lobbyists from buying Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance National: How Members of Congress Cultivate Wealthy Donors Through a Little-Known PAC by Michelle Ye Hee Lee for Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – July 20, 2018

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Check it out! Elizabeth Bartz is introducing NYCU Video Digest! Get this weeks news including lobbying reforms, state medicaid expansion, Continued on Next Page

Utah State Legislature Adjourns Special Session

legislative sessions, special session, Utah

The Utah State Legislature adjourned sine die its special session on Wednesday, July 18. Nine bills were passed, most notably Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – July 20, 2018

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      Federal: Alleged Russian Agent Ordered to Remain in Custody After Prosecutors Argue She Has Ties to Intel Continued on Next Page

Phoenix Councilman Resigns, Another to Follow Suit

Arizona, elections, Phoenix

City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela resigned yesterday in order to comply with state law to resign by August 8 to pursue Continued on Next Page

Idaho Legislative Committee Considering Campaign Finance Reforms

campaign finance, Idaho

A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers are considering campaign finance reform proposals to introduce at the next legislative session. The Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance National: “The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump” by Sheera Frenkel (New York Times) for Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “I.R.S. Will No Longer Force Kochs and Other Groups to Disclose Donors” by Jim Tankersley and Patricia Continued on Next Page

IRS Exempts Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations From Reporting Contributor Info

campaign finance, Federal Government, Internal Revenue Service

On July 16, the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS announced certain tax-exempt organizations will no longer be required to Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Montana: “Report: Rosendale uses accounting to skirt contribution limits” by Holly Michels for Helena Independent Record Elections National: Continued on Next Page

Berkeley, California City Council Looks to Adopt Lobbying Ordinance

Berkeley, California, lobbying

On July 24, the Berkeley City Council will meet in order to adopt the first reading of a new lobbying Continued on Next Page

Utah Governor Announces Special Session

legislative sessions, special session, Utah

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced a special session to begin Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to address more than 10 bills. Continued on Next Page

Montana Lawmakers Reject Special Session

legislative sessions, Montana, special session

Montana legislative leaders failed to persuade a majority of lawmakers to hold a special session this week to address two Continued on Next Page

Boston Lobbying Reform Vetoed

Boston, ethics, lobbying, Massachusetts

Last week, Mayor Marty Walsh vetoed a Boston City Council Ordinance on lobbying reform. Mayor Walsh first proposed an overhaul Continued on Next Page

Hawaii Senate Confirms Judicial Nominees

Hawaii, legislative sessions, special session

The 29th Hawaii State Legislature adjourned its first special session on Tuesday, July 10. Lawmakers convened the two-day session to Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Investment Firm EnCap to Pay $500,000 to Settle Pay-to-Play Claims” by Liz Hampton for Reuters National: “Exclusive: Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – July 13, 2018

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative sessions, lobbying

State and Federal Communications intern Kayliegh Crumb is bringing you the news this week in News You Can Use Video Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – July 13, 2018

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      Federal: Atypical Lobbying Shop Targets Lawmakers from Poorest Districts Roll Call – Kate Ackley | Published: 7/10/2018 A new lobbying Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Oaktree Fined $100,000 by SEC Over Conflicted Political Giving” by Jesse Westbrook for Bloomberg.com California: “More Campaign Continued on Next Page

New Hampshire Lawmakers Called into Special Session

legislative sessions, New Hampshire, special session

The New Hampshire Legislature will convene a special session on July 25, 2018, to address the recent U.S. Supreme Court Continued on Next Page

Colorado Lobbyist Rule Amendments In Effect

Colorado, lobbying, lobbyist

Colorado lobbyist rule changes were effective June 30. Much of the changes involve recodification to ensure uniform and proper administration Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Ohio: “At Last, Some Answers About Cincinnati Councilman Jeff Pastor’s Campaign Finances” by Sharon Coolidge for Cincinnati Enquirer Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance New York: “Cuomo Campaign Amends ‘All-You-Can-Drink’ Fundraiser Invite” by Casey Seiler for Albany Times Union Oregon: “Portland Campaign Continued on Next Page

Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics Names New Executive Director

ethics, Florida, Miami-Dade County

The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust selected Jose J. Arrojo as its new executive director. Arrojo is currently Continued on Next Page

FREE White Paper: Understanding Pay-to-Play: Laws, Lessons, and Best Compliance Practices

pay-to-play, State and Federal Communications, White Paper

State and Federal Communications has prepared a new white paper with a comprehensive examination of pay-to-play laws and the characteristics Continued on Next Page

St. Boniface, Manitoba By-Election Early Voting Has Begun

Canada, elections, Manitoba

Early voting has begun for the July 17 by-election to fill the St. Boniface provincial seat in the Legislative Assembly Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

ethics, lobbying, procurement

Ethics National: “As Tariffs Near, President Trump’s Business Keeps Profiting from Chinese Ties” by Jonathan O’Connell and David Fahrenthold for Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Legislature Makes Power Grab for Elections and Ethics Board Appointments

elections, ethics, North Carolina

After receiving at least three-fifths of the vote in each chamber, the North Carolina Senate gave final approval to a Continued on Next Page

Illinois Lawmaker Resigns to Take New Post

Illinois

State Representative Patti Bellock announced she has resigned in order to accept Gov. Bruce Rauner’s offer to serve as the Continued on Next Page

Ontario, Canada Lawmakers to Meet July 11

Canada, legislative sessions, Ontario

On July 11, the 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario will begin. Newly elected Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – July 6, 2018

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

Legislative adjournments, special elections and possible special sessions all in less than 2 minutes in this weeks NYCU Video Digest! 

News You Can Use Digest – July 6, 2018

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      National: Ethics Charges Could Hurt Fight Against Legionnaires’ Disease Detroit Free Press – John Wisley | Published: 7/5/2018 Conflict-of-interest charges Continued on Next Page

Mayors in Summit County, Ohio Looking to Move 2019 Primary

elections, Ohio, Summit County

Elected officials across Summit County are introducing legislation to their respective municipalities to move the 2019 primary election from September Continued on Next Page

Puerto Rico Convenes Extraordinary Session

legislative sessions, Puerto Rico, special session

Puerto Rico’s Legislature was called into an extraordinary session July 3, 2018, to reconsider labor protections. Ricardo Rosselló and the Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: Five Years Ago, the FEC’s Top Lawyer Resigned. No Permanent Replacement Has Yet Been Named. By Dave Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance National: “Libertarians Can Continue Contribution Limits Challenge” by Kayla Goggin for Courthouse News Service National: “Russia Investigators Likely Continued on Next Page

WKSU Morning Edition Shout Out!

25th Anniversary, State and Federal Communications

Did you miss Amanda Rabinowitz from 89.7 WKSU congratulate Elizabeth Bartz and State and Federal Communications on our 25th anniversary Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Campaign Contributions to Top Candidates Raise Questions” by Associated Press for Washington Times Pennsylvania: “Ed Pawlowski Co-Defendant Continued on Next Page

Fort Wayne Passes Another Pay-to-Play Ordinance

campaign finance, Indiana, pay-to-play

The Fort Wayne City Council passed another bill related to pay-to-play practices. Similar to last year’s pay-to-play ordinance, the City Continued on Next Page

North Carolina State Senator Resigns

North Carolina

State Sen. David Curtis resigned Saturday, the day after the General Assembly completed its chief annual work session. Curtis lost Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Legislature Adjourns

elections, legislative sessions, North Carolina

The North Carolina Legislature adjourned on June 29, 2018. The Republican-controlled General Assembly spent most of the session passing budget Continued on Next Page

Montana Legislators to Hold Vote to Have Special Session

legislative sessions, Montana, special session

Ballots are being sent to Montana lawmakers to see if they would like to hold a special session this month Continued on Next Page

Texas Governor Sets Special Election

elections, special elections, Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott set the special election for House District 52 for November 6, 2018, the same day as the Continued on Next Page

Delaware Legislature Adjourns Sine Die after All-Night Fight

Delaware, legislative sessions

An unanticipated, overnight fight over a minimum wage hike prolonged the adjournment of Delaware’s Legislature until after 8 a.m. Sunday. Continued on Next Page

Vermont Special Session Adjourns Sine Die

legislative sessions, special session, Vermont

The Vermont special session adjourned sine die on June 29. Gov. Phil Scott called the special session after vowing to Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: Supreme Court Defeat for Unions Upends a Liberal Money Base  by Noam Scheiber (New York Times) for Continued on Next Page

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