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Archive for August, 2018

News You Can Use Digest – August 31, 2018

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

      National: Democratic Embrace of Diverse Candidates Collides with Barbed Politics of Trump Era WRAL – Jeremy Peters Continued on Next Page

Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Changes Proposed

Canada, elections, Manitoba

Starting on September 10, the Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission begins public hearings regarding proposed changes to all 57 existing Continued on Next Page

Mississippi Special Session Adjourns

legislative sessions, Mississippi, special session

The Mississippi special session adjourned on August 29. Lawmakers passed House Bill 1 to address infrastructure projects to repair, reconstruct, Continued on Next Page

Alabama Commission Considers Revisions to Ethics

Alabama, ethics, lobbying

The Alabama Code of Ethics Clarification and Reform Commission (Commission), a joint committee of the Alabama Legislature, met on August Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Maine: “Maine Ethics Commission Accepts Greatly Reduced Settlement – $100,000 – from Casino Campaign” by Scott Thistle for Continued on Next Page

Denver City Council Approves Public Campaign Financing Initiative for November Ballot

campaign finance, Colorado, Denver

The Denver City Council approved a ballot initiative proposing the creation of a dedicated fund to match campaign donations of Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, redistricting

Campaign Finance California: “California Lawmakers Shelve Controversial Bill That Would Have Raised Campaign Contribution Limits” by Staff for Los Angeles Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Candidates Say ‘I Approve This Message’ Because of John McCain” by Kate Ackley for Roll Call National: Continued on Next Page

Tennessee State Senator Resigns

Tennessee

Sen. Bill Ketron submitted his resignation for the 13th District seat on Monday, effective August 31. His resignation is taking Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Microsoft Hopes to Protect Candidates Without Violating Campaign Contribution Law” by Tim O’Brien (Associated Press) for Seattle Continued on Next Page

Baltimore Ethics Bill Amended

Baltimore, ethics, lobbying, Maryland

In April, City Councilman Zeke Cohen introduced an ordinance amending the Baltimore City Ethics Code. Ordinance No. 18-0230 originally required Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Begins Second Special Session

legislative issues, legislative sessions, North Carolina, special session

The North Carolina General Assembly was called into special session yesterday to begin today, August 24, in order rewrite ballot Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – August 24, 2018

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      National: Despite Year-of-the-Woman Buzz, Female Candidates Lag Behind Men in Pulling in Campaign Cash The News-Times – Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Legislators Mull Special Session

legislative sessions, North Carolina, special session

Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina are considering coming back to Raleigh to rewrite two ballot questions because a court Continued on Next Page

Los Angeles Ethics Commission Delays Developer Pay-to-Play Decision

California, ethics, Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission deferred a decision on a bill to ban political donations from real estate developers. Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Michael Cohen Says He Arranged Payments to Women at Trump’s Direction” by William Rashbaum, Maggie Haberman, Ben Continued on Next Page

Massachusetts Issues Emergency Regulation Regarding Independent Expenditures

elections, lobbying, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance has issued an emergency regulation requiring independent expenditure disclosure prior to the Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: Michael Cohen Says He Arranged Payments to Women at Trump’s Direction by William Rashbaum, Maggie Haberman, Ben Continued on Next Page

Montana Contribution Limits Head to U.S. Supreme Court

campaign finance, Montana

Attorney James Bopp, Jr. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Montana’s contribution limits, arguing they are an Continued on Next Page

N.Y. Gov. Signs Placement Agent Ban into Law

legislative issues, New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill 3137 into law on August 21, 2018. The bill bans the use of placement Continued on Next Page

Sen. Warren Introducing Comprehensive Lobbying and Ethics Bill

ethics, Federal Government, LDA, lobbying

On August 21, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is introducing a 289-page bill with various changes to federal lobbying and ethics laws. Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics

Campaign Finance National: “Tax Cuts Are a Hit with One Pivotal G.O.P. Group: Rich donors” by Jim Tankersely and Michael Continued on Next Page

Maine State Representative Resigns

ethics, Maine

Rep. Dillon Bates resigned today after being accused of manipulating students into sexual relationships while he was a teacher. After Continued on Next Page

Birmingham City Council President Submits Resignation

Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama City Council President Jay Roberson announced he is resigning on September 10. Roberson’s wife received a promotion at Continued on Next Page

Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Redraw Districts

legislative sessions, special session, Virginia

Gov. Ralph Northam signed a proclamation calling Virginia lawmakers into a special session on August 30. The purpose of the Continued on Next Page

Indianapolis Councilor Resigns after Plea Deal

ethics, Indiana, Indianapolis

Indianapolis Councilor Jeff Miller has plead guilty to four felony counts of battery on a person less than 14 years Continued on Next Page

Special Election for New York’s 25th Congressional District

elections, New York, special elections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stated he will call a special election to fill U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter’s term. Slaughter served Continued on Next Page

Mississippi Announces Special Session

legislative sessions, Mississippi, special session

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special session to convene on August 23. The session will address infrastructure funding for state Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: Despite Year-of-the-Woman Buzz, Female Candidates Lag Behind Men in Pulling in Campaign Cash by Michelle Ye Hee Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – August 17, 2018

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

State and Federal Communications Intern Sam Waller is here with the fastest two minutes in this week’s government news!  

By-Election For Outremont (Quebec) Seat in House of Commons To Be Announced on Future Date

Canada, elections, Quebec, special elections

Sometime before January 30, 2019, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Commons representing Outremont Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – August 17, 2018

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

      National: Independents Uneasy About Taking Cash, Even from Indie Group St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Marina Villeneuve (Associated Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance California: “California Democratic Party and Open-Government Groups Fight Proposal to Lift Contribution Limits for Legislative Leaders” by Patrick Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Colorado: “Backers of Denver Campaign Finance Ballot Measure Agree to Deal That Would Delay Public Financing, Lower Limits” Continued on Next Page

West Virginia Impeaches all State Supreme Court Justices

ethics, West Virginia

The House of Delegates voted to impeach all remaining four justices on the state Supreme Court of Appeals. Chief Justice Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Independents Uneasy About Taking Cash, Even from Indie Group” by Marina Villeneuve (Associated Press) for St. Louis Continued on Next Page

Atlanta City Council Members Introduce Legislation Requiring Lobbyist Registration

Atlanta, ethics, Georgia, lobbying

Atlanta City Council members introduced legislation requiring individuals and principals seeking to influence legislative or administrative actions of the city Continued on Next Page

Dallas Councilman Pleads Guilty, Resigns

dallas, elections, ethics, Texas

Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway pled guilty to federal corruption charges last Thursday and has resigned from City Council. Caraway Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

elections, ethics

Elections Kansas: “Kobach Plans to Recuse Self from Vote after Colyer Campaign Raises Concern” by Bryan Lowry, Hunter Woodall, Lindsay Continued on Next Page

Yukon Government Seeks Public Input for Lobbying Law

Canada, ethics, lobbying, Yukon

The Government of Yukon is seeking public input for development of a mandatory lobbyist registry. On August 6, the government Continued on Next Page

California FPPC to Consider Use of Cryptocurrency for Campaign Purposes

California, campaign finance, FPPC

The Fair Political Practices Commission is considering changes to state campaign finance regulations. The commission was asked to consider the Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – August 10, 2018

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You don’t want to miss this weeks News You Can Use Video Digest from State and Federal Communications intern Abigail Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – August 10, 2018

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      National: Accused of Harassment, and Seeking Redemption at the Ballot Box MSN – Julie Turkewitz and Alan Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “On Appeals Court, Kavanaugh Helped to Loosen Political Money Laws” by Peter Overby for National Public Radio Continued on Next Page

Special Session Called for South Dakota

legislative sessions, South Dakota, special session

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has called a special session for September 12. The session will address legislation allowing the state to Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “LePage Will Release Over $1 Million in Campaign Funds” by Marina Villeneuve (Associated Press) for Raleigh News Continued on Next Page

Lawsuit Filed to Remove Issue from Missouri Ballot

campaign finance, elections, lobbying, Missouri

A lawsuit has been filed to remove a referendum from the Missouri ballot. On August 2, Sec. of State Jay Continued on Next Page

FEC Disclosure Regulation Invalidated by Court for Being Too Narrow

campaign finance, FEC, Federal Election Commission

On August 3, a federal court ruled a campaign finance disclosure regulation, followed for decades by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Judge’s Ruling Invalidates FEC Regulation Allowing Anonymous Donations to ‘Dark Money’ Groups” by Brent Griffiths for Politico Continued on Next Page

Maine Lobbyists Required to Have Harassment Training

ethics, Maine

Due to the passage of Legislative Document 1842, lobbyists will be required to complete an in-person harassment training. The training Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: Corporate Donations Are New Test for Democratic Candidates by Lisa Lerer (Associated Press) for Lowell Sun National: Continued on Next Page

West Virginia Announces Registration Dates for Special Election

elections, special elections, West Virginia

Secretary of State Warner announced the official registration dates for a special election to fill the seat vacated by former Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – August, 3, 2018

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

      National: As Midterm Elections Approach, a Growing Concern That the Nation Is Not Protected from Russian Interference Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Tennessee: “Tennessee Sued Over PAC Contributions ‘Blackout Period’ Before Elections” by Joey Garrison for The Tennessean Vermont: “Vermont Continued on Next Page

Akron, Ohio Mayor Attempting to Change Primary Election Date

Akron, ethics, Ohio

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan plans to collect signatures in a citywide petition to move Akron’s primary elections from September to Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Arizona: “Secretary of State Michele Reagan Again Delays Arizona Campaign Website Planned for 2015” by Dustin Gardiner for Continued on Next Page

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