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Archive for September, 2018

New Jersey Special Election Scheduled

elections, New Jersey, special elections

A special election for the Bergen County sheriff will be held on November 6, aligning with the general election. The Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use – September 28, 2018

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      National: For Women on the 2018 Campaign Trail, ‘Sexism’ Is No Longer a Forbidden Word Connecticut Post Continued on Next Page

Nashville Court Rules Against State Over Contribution Black-Out Period

campaign finance, elections, Nashville, Tennessee

A judge in Tennessee’s Davidson County Chancery Court ruled against the state today, striking down a law prohibiting political action Continued on Next Page

Kansas Senator Fitzgerald Resigns

elections, Kansas, special elections

State Senator Steve Fitzgerald resigned from the state Senate on Monday. A convention will be held by Republican precinct committeemen Continued on Next Page

Los Angeles Unified School District to Hold Special Election

California, elections, Los Angeles, special elections

The Los Angeles Unified School District will hold a special election on March 5, 2019, to fill the vacancy for Continued on Next Page

Hillsborough County School District to Hold Special Runoff Election

elections, Florida, Hillsborough

A special runoff election will be held on November 6 to fill the remainder of Susan Valdes’s term on the Continued on Next Page

IL Court Upholds Cook County Campaign Restrictions

campaign finance, Cook County, Illinois

The Illinois First District Appellate Court upheld Cook County’s ethics ordinance restricting political contributions from persons seeking official action from Continued on Next Page

US Senate Joint Resolution Seeks to Reverse IRS Disclosure Exemption for Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations

campaign contributions, campaign finance, U.S. Senate

On September 24, U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Ron Wyden introduced a resolution to reverse a U.S. Treasury Department’s decision Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Illinois: “Cook County OK to Restrict Campaign Cash from Lawyers, Others Seeking ‘Official Action,’ Appeals Court Says” by Continued on Next Page

Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies Ethics Commission Funding

ethics, Oklahoma

In a long legal battle, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission lost a battle to receive more funding to carry out its Continued on Next Page

Clean Missouri Amendment Will Appear on November Ballot

elections, ethics, Missouri

The Missouri Supreme Court declined to take on the Clean Missouri ballot initiative case, which means it will appear as Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues

Campaign Finance National: “Dems Offer Resolution to Force Vote to Overturn IRS Guidance Limiting Donor Disclosure” by Naomi Jagoda for Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

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Campaign Finance National: “Why Are Corporations Pouring Millions into Shoo-In Governor Races?” by Sanya Mansoor, Liz Essley Whyte, and Joe Continued on Next Page

California Bans Cryptocurrency Campaign Contributions

California, campaign finance, Cryptocurrency

On September 20, the Fair Political Practices Commission prohibited the use of cryptocurrency in political contributions in California. The FPPC Continued on Next Page

North Carolina to Hold Special Session for Hurricane Recovery

legislative sessions, North Carolina, special session

This week, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a call for a special session of the state’s legislature to address Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

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Campaign Finance National: Political Nonprofits Seek Answers After Court Decision Targeting ‘Dark Money’ by Michelle Ye Hee Lee for Washington Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use – September 21, 2018

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      National: These State Lawmakers Are Running Unopposed, but Still Rake in Campaign Cash Center for Public Integrity Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Extends Due Date of September Report

lobbying, North Carolina

The North Carolina State Board of Ethics (NCSBE) released a statement this week extending the due date of September lobbyist Continued on Next Page

Federal Court Overturns PA Ban on Gambling Contributions

campaign contributions, campaign finance, Pennsylvania

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania overturned the Commonwealth’s prohibition on political contributions from gaming-license applicants, Continued on Next Page

Anne Arundel County Executive Introduces Ethics Reform Legislation

ethics, lobbying, Maryland

County Executive Steve Schuh proposed a bill to County Council to amend the county ethics provisions. Bill No. 80-18 increases Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “These State Lawmakers Are Running Unopposed, but Still Rake in Campaign Cash” by Sanya Mansoor, Liz Essley Continued on Next Page

New Mexico School Districts Suffer from Local Election Act

elections, New Mexico

Earlier this year, New Mexico passed the Local Election Act, which consolidates various nonpartisan local elections into one election in Continued on Next Page

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds IL Contribution Limits

campaign contributions, campaign finance, Illinois

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Illinois Disclosure and Regulation of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Act. In Continued on Next Page

By-Election For Burnaby South (British Columbia) Seat in House of Commons To Be Announced on Future Date

British Columbia, Canada, elections

Sometime before March 18, 2019, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Commons representing Burnaby Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Ted Cruz’s Campaign Marked a Fund-Raising Letter an Official ‘Summons.’ It Wasn’t Against the Rules.” by Liam Continued on Next Page

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Lower Court Ruling Concerning Campaign Finance Disclosure to Remain

campaign finance, FEC, Federal Election Commission

On September 18, a ruling invalidating a federal campaign finance regulation limiting the disclosure requirements of organizations making independent expenditures Continued on Next Page

Oakland to Launch Campaign Finance App for November Election

California, campaign finance, Oakland

The Oakland Public Ethics Commission and OpenOakland, a civic technology group, have jointly released a new version of their web Continued on Next Page

Oklahoma Ethics Commission Adopts Rules Previously Rejected by the Legislature

ethics, lobbying, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission adopted ethics rules for the second time this year. In February, the commission submitted its 2018 Continued on Next Page

Sen. Sasse Introduces Five Federal Ethics Bills

ethics, Federal Government, lobbying, revolving door

On September 17, Sen. Ben Sasse introduced five federal ethics bills in the Senate, including Senate Bill 3454, the Congressional Continued on Next Page

South Dakota Holds Special Session

legislative sessions, South Dakota, special session

The South Dakota Legislature held a one-day special session on September 12 addressing online sales tax measures. The initial law Continued on Next Page

Missouri Special Session Adjourns

legislative sessions, Missouri, special session

The Missouri Legislature adjourned on September 14 after finalizing two bills that were vetoed by Gov. Mike Parson in July. Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, lobbying

Campaign Finance Canada: “Federal Liberals Violated Own Fundraising Rules” by Bill Curry and Tom Cardoso for The Globe and Mail Continued on Next Page

Missouri Ethics Reform Ballot Initiative in Jeopardy

legislative issues, Missouri, redistricting

A redistricting proposal and ethics reform ballot initiative titled Clean Missouri expected to be on November’s ballot is now at Continued on Next Page

California Legislature Sends “Social Media DISCLOSE Act” to Governor

California, campaign finance, elections, political advertising

On September 12, California Gov. Jerry Brown was presented with a bill concerning political advertising in social media. Assembly Bill Continued on Next Page

Chief Justice Roberts Stays FEC Campaign Finance Disclosure Regulation

campaign finance, FEC, Federal Election Commission, Federal Government, U.S. Supreme Court

On September 15th, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. issued an order staying a lower federal Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance National: Chief Justice Roberts Halts Campaign Finance Ruling by Quint Forgey and Josh Gerstein for Politico Elections Arizona: Continued on Next Page

Maine Special Session Adjourns

legislative sessions, Maine, special session

The Maine Legislature adjourned without day on September 13, 2018. The special session, called to finish business from the regular Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use – September 14, 2018

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      National: Republicans Running for Governor Look for Success in Unlikely Places: Blue states Washington Post – Tim Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance National: “Three-Quarters of the Secret Money in Recent Elections Came from 15 Groups” by Fredreka Schouten for USA Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

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Campaign Finance National: “Campaigns, Parties Can Accept Free Service From Microsoft, FEC Says” by Stephanie Aiken for Roll Call Alaska: Continued on Next Page

Joint Ethics Committee Issues Opinion on Lawmaker Travel

ethics, lobbying, Ohio

The Ohio Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (JLEC) issued an opinion this week prohibiting legislators and legislative employees from accepting travel Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance National: “Dem Super PACs Keep Getting Bigger as Candidates Turn on PAC Money” by Maggie Severns for Politico Continued on Next Page

Ask the Experts – Using Federal PAC Funds to Contribute to State Candidates

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Here is your chance to “Ask the Experts” at State and Federal Communications, Inc.

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance California: “Banning Man Wins $220,000 from State Political Watchdog Panel” by Craig Schultz for Riverside Press-Enterprise Washington: “Washington Continued on Next Page

Massachusetts Court Upholds Corporate Contribution Ban

campaign finance, corporate contributions, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously to uphold the state’s prohibition on corporate contributions this week. Rick Green, the Continued on Next Page

Amendment to Colorado Constitution Added to November Ballot

campaign finance, Colorado, legislative issues

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office cleared and certified Initiative 173 for the November 6 general election ballot. The ballot Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use – September 7, 2018

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      National: Cities Take Aim at the Spiraling Costs of Local Elections CityLab – Sarah Holder | Published: 9/4/2018 Several of Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, procurement

Campaign Finance New York: “Mayoral Charter Revision Commission Puts Three Questions on November Ballot” by Samar Khurshid for Gotham Gazette Continued on Next Page

New York City Charter Commission Approves Three Ballot Measures for November

campaign finance, New York, New York City

The New York City Council passed legislation establishing a Charter Revision Commission (Commission) to draft a new or revised City Continued on Next Page

Mississippi Governor Calls Special Election for House District 85

elections, Mississippi, special elections

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election for November 6, to fill a seat in House District 85. The special Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

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Campaign Finance National: “Cities Take Aim at the Spiraling Costs of Local Elections” by Sarah Holder for CityLab Kansas: “Feds: Continued on Next Page

Arizona Governor Names McCain Replacement

Arizona, U.S. Senate

Gov. Doug Ducey has named Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the late Sen. John McCain’s seat in the Senate. Sen. Continued on Next Page

Special Session Set for Missouri

legislative sessions, Missouri, special session

Gov. Michael Parson has called a special session to begin on September 10, 2018. The special session will focus on Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

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Campaign Finance National: “Twitter Will Begin Labeling Political Ads About Issues Such as Immigration” by Tony Romm (Washington Post) for Continued on Next Page

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