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Archive for January, 2019

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics

Campaign Finance National: “New Members, Meet the ‘Slush Fund’” by Stephanie Aikin for Roll Call National: “At Trump’s Inauguration, $10,000 Continued on Next Page

Portland Mayor Proposes Voting, Lobbyist Disclosure Rules

elections, lobbying, Oregon, Portland

Mayor Ethan Strimling announced he will propose changes to city elections, seeking public funding for local campaigns and new lobbyist Continued on Next Page

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Montana Contribution Limit Case

campaign finance, Montana

The challenge on Montana’s contribution limits has ended. The U.S. Supreme Court did not take up the case regarding campaign Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance California: “Downtown L.A. Development Is a Focus of FBI Corruption Probe” by Emily Alpert Reyes and David Zahniser Continued on Next Page

Special Election Announced in Orange County, California

California, elections, special elections

There will be a special election on March 12 to fill the vacancy in the Third Supervisorial District. The vacancy Continued on Next Page

GA Announces Special Election for House District 176

elections, Georgia, special elections

The Georgia Secretary of State announced a special election on February 12 for House District 176. The seat is vacant Continued on Next Page

Special Election for Tennessee Senate District 22 Announced

elections, special elections, Tennessee

A special primary election will take place on March 7 to fill a vacancy in Senate District 22. Rep. Mark Continued on Next Page

Canadian House of Commons By-Elections Set for February 25

Canada, elections, special elections

On February 25, three by-elections will be held to fill vacancies in the Canadian House of Commons. The by-elections will Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues

Campaign Finance Washington: “Split Court: Local initiatives subject to disclosure rule” by Gene Johnson (Associated Press) for KOMO Ethics National:”Prosecutors Continued on Next Page

Connecticut Governor Announces Special Elections

Connecticut, elections

Gov. Ned Lamont issued writs on Friday to set February 26 as the date for special elections to fill five Continued on Next Page

Hawaii Proposed Legislation Seeks to Change Campaign Finance Laws

campaign finance, Hawaii

The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission submitted four measures for introduction in the 2019 legislative session, proposing changes for Super PACs, Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – January 11, 2019

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

      Federal: Feds’ GoFundMe Campaigns Open a ‘Minefield’ of Ethical Questions During Shutdown Federal News Network – Nicole Continued on Next Page

Irvine Strengthens Restrictions on Lobbyists

California, ethics, lobbying

Irvine City Council unanimously approved legislation to strengthen its conflict of interest policy this week. The bill adds a provision Continued on Next Page

Proposed Bill in West Virginia Requires Lobbyists to Wear Body Cameras

lobbying, West Virginia

State Senator Richard Ojeda introduced a bill that requires lobbyists to purchase and wear body-mounted cameras while at the Capitol. Continued on Next Page

Montana Increases Lobbyist Registration Threshold

ethics, lobbying, Montana

The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices received approval to increase the threshold amount a lobbyist can earn to trigger lobbyist Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues

Campaign Finance National: “How a Little-Known Democratic Firm Cashed in On the Wave of Midterm Money” by Michelle Ye Hee Continued on Next Page

Amendments to Canada’s Election Laws Take Effect in June 2019

campaign finance, Canada, elections

On June 13, 2019, amendments to the Canada Elections Act affecting spending limits for third parties and political parties takes Continued on Next Page

Five Connecticut Lawmakers Resign

Connecticut, elections

Five Connecticut lawmakers have accepted jobs in Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration and have resigned from the General Assembly. State Representatives Continued on Next Page

North Carolina Increases Contribution Limits

campaign finance, elections, North Carolina

The North Carolina State Board of Elections increased the contribution limit in the state to $5,400 for candidate committees and Continued on Next Page

Illinois House Rep. Lou Lang Resigns

Illinois, lobbying

State Rep. Lou Lang announced his resignation from the 16th District after 32 years in the Illinois House of Representatives. Continued on Next Page

By-Election Nanaimo–Ladysmith (British Columbia) Seat in House of Commons To Be Announced on Future Date

Canada, elections, special elections

Sometime before July 6, 2019, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Commons representing Nanaimo–Ladysmith Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Oklahoma: “Stitt Unveils Plan to Address Potential Business Conflicts” by Paul Monies for Oklahoma Watch Elections National: “Paul Continued on Next Page

Mississippi Governor Sets Special Election Dates

elections, Mississippi, special elections

Gov. Phil Bryant signed three writ of elections today, declaring March 12 as the special election date for House Districts Continued on Next Page

Minnesota Special Election Announced for February 5

elections, Minnesota, special elections

Minnesota will hold a special election for Senate District 11 on February 5. Sen. Tony Lourey resigned after being appointed Continued on Next Page

Kentucky Special Election Announced

elections, Kentucky, special elections

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special election to fill the vacancy in Senate District 31. The seat had Continued on Next Page

Special Election for House District 124 Announced

elections, Maine, special elections

Gov. Janet Mills and Sec. of State Matthew Dunlap announced a special election to be held on March 12 for Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance National: “Federal Judge Stops Enforcement of Maryland Election Law” by Edward Ericson Jr. for Courthouse News Service Michigan: Continued on Next Page

Federal Judge Enjoins Maryland from Enforcing Provisions of Election Law

campaign finance, elections, Maryland, social media

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm, has enjoined Maryland from enforcing M.C.E.L. §§ 13-405 and 13-405.1. The statutes in question, Continued on Next Page

Updates to Texas Lobbying Law

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, Texas

Effective January 8, a lobbyist who had also been elected to public office is prohibited from making or authorizing, from Continued on Next Page

Pennsylvania’s 37th Senate District Special Election Set for April 2

elections, Pennsylvania, special elections

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack announced a special election to fill the vacancy in the 37th Senate District. The seat Continued on Next Page

First U.S. House Bill Introduced is Sweeping Campaign Finance Bill

campaign finance, FEC, lobbying, U.S. House of Representatives

The first piece of legislation introduced into the new U.S. House of Representative was a sweeping 571-page campaign finance bill. Continued on Next Page

Wyoming Launches Online Lobbyist Registration

lobbying, Wyoming

The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office has announced the launch of a new online Lobbyist Center. The Lobbyist Center allows Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “House Democrats Propose Major Campaign Finance Reforms in First Bill of Session” by Carl Evers-Hillstrom for Center Continued on Next Page

2019 Sackville-Cobequid By-Election Date Announcement Due in Spring

Canada, elections, Nova Scotia

Sometime before May 16, 2019, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Assembly representing Sackville-Cobequid Continued on Next Page

Federal Lobbying Law Amended: Disclosure of Lobbyist Convictions for Bribery and Fraud Now Required

ethics, Federal Government, lobbying

Federal Lobbyists are now required to disclose convictions for bribery, fraud, and other crimes when registering and reporting. President Trump Continued on Next Page

New Mexico to Offer Two Lobbyist Training Sessions

ethics, lobbying, New Mexico

The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office will be offering two lobbyist trainings on lobbyist registration, reporting requirements, and a Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – January 4, 2019

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

      Federal: Mueller Fuels Foreign Lobbying Crackdown The Hill – Morgan Chalfont and Alex Gangitano | Published: 12/31/2018 The Federal Agents Continued on Next Page

Pennsylvania Announces Two Special Elections

elections, Pennsylvania, special elections

Special elections for the 114th and 190th House Districts have been set for March 12, 2019. The 114th District became Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance National: “Congress Unlikely to Stop Super PACs from Hiding Donors” by Maggie Severns for Politico National: “Potential 2020 Continued on Next Page

Release Date for Hawaii Electronic Filing System Pending

ethics, Hawaii, lobbying

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission announced the new electronic filing system for lobbying registrations and disclosures is currently being tested Continued on Next Page

Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments for Nebraska Legislature

elections, Nebraska

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the appointments of Julie Slama and Andrew La Grone to represent District 1 and District 49, Continued on Next Page

Special Elections Scheduled for Texas House Districts 79 and 145

elections, special elections, Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott announced January 29, 2019, as the special election date for House Districts 79 and 145. Rep. Joe Continued on Next Page

NYC Special Election for Public Advocate Announced

ethics, New York, New York City

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a special election date for public advocate to be held on February Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance New Mexico: Legislators Challenge Campaign Finance Rules by Dan McKay for Albuquerque Journal North Carolina: NC Lawmakers Override Continued on Next Page

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