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NYCU Video Digest – March 25, 2019

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

We know there’s a story that’s going to be dominating the headlines for awhile, but here are a few stories Continued on Next Page

Connecticut Announces Special Election for House District 130

Connecticut, elections, special elections

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election for May 7, to fill a state representative vacancy in House District 130. Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Following Citizens United, Foreign-Owned Corporations Funnel Millions into US Elections” by Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Raymod Arke for Continued on Next Page

Federal Court Rules Concerning Unauthorized Committee Naming

campaign finance, elections, FEC, Federal Election Commission

On March 21, a federal court ruled an unconnected committee is not restricted from using candidates’ names in the titles Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – March 22, 2019

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

      National: AT&T Peels Off Layer of Political Spending Secrecy – Thanks to Pushy Investors and the Michael Continued on Next Page

Minnesota Legislators Introduce Several Ethics Bills

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, Minnesota, revolving door

The Minnesota Legislature recently introduced several ethics-related bills during the 91st legislative session. Senate File 2041 requires public officials to Continued on Next Page

Tempe Dark Money Ordinance Under Review

Arizona, campaign finance, Tempe

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will soon rule on whether cities can impose restrictions on dark money in local campaigns. Continued on Next Page

PA Announces Special Election for House District 11

elections, Pennsylvania, special elections

House Speaker Mike Turzai announced a special election for House District 11 on May 21. The special election will be Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Massachusetts: “New Proposal for Massachusetts House Caucus Funding Raises Fears of Legislative ‘Slush Fund’” by Shira Schoenberg for Continued on Next Page

Ontario to Centralize Public Procurement

Canada, Ontario, procurement

Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy announced the government of Ontario intends to centralize all provincial procurements in an effort to Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, redistricting

Campaign Finance California: Donors to D.A. Jackie Lacey Included a Murder Suspect’s Parents and a Convicted Felon by Matt Hamilton Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Canada: “An SNC-Lavalin Lobbyist Attended Liberal Donor Events, Critics Say It Was Cash-for-Access” by Maura Forrest and Jesse Continued on Next Page

Oklahoma Increases Political Contribution Limits

campaign finance, elections, Oklahoma

Political candidates in Oklahoma will be able to accept $2,800 per election from individuals the next time they run. The Continued on Next Page

New Mexico Adjourns Sine Die; Passes Ethics Commission Bill

ethics, legislative sessions, New Mexico

The New Mexico Legislature adjourned sine die on March 16, 2019. House Bill 668, relating to the State Ethics Commission Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – March 18, 2019

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign finance reform, elections changes, and new lobbying and ethics bills passed in this week’s News You Can Use video Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance Nevada: Municipal Election Voters Blind to Campaign Donors by Shea Johnson for Las Vegas Review-Journal Elections California: ‘We Got Our Continued on Next Page

Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 Bill Introduced in US House

ethics, Federal Government, procurement

Vendors selling internet-of-things (IoT) to the federal government may soon be required to follow certain security guidelines concerning those devices. Continued on Next Page

Kentucky Executive Agency Lobbying Bills Heads to Governor’s Desk

ethics, Kentucky, legislative issues, lobbying

The Kentucky General Assembly unanimously advanced Senate Bill 6 to Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk. The bill requires the disclosure of Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – March 15, 2019

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

      Federal: After Week of Infighting, Democrats Wonder Where to Draw Line on Speech MSN – Glenn Thrush Continued on Next Page

Ohio Senator Introduces Bill to Allow Electronic Filing of Campaign Finance Reports

campaign finance, Ohio

State Sen. Michael Rulli introduced legislation to promote greater transparency in local elections by allowing local candidates to file campaign Continued on Next Page

No Enforcement of Clark County Lobbying Law

ethics, Las Vegas, lobbying, Nevada

An investigation done by the Las Vegas Review-Journal this month found little to no oversight or enforcement of Clark County’s Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “2020 Dems Fight to Win Big-Money Purity Test” by Maggie Severns for Politico New Mexico: “GOP Lawmakers Continued on Next Page

Arkansas Gov. Signs Various Bills into Law

Arkansas, ethics, lobbying

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed several bills into law. Senate Bill 249 increases the fines for violating ethics laws the Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Election Watchdog Hits Jeb Bush’s Super-PAC with Massive Fine for Taking Money from Foreign Nationals” by Nihal Continued on Next Page

Major Campaign Finance Reform Becomes Effective

campaign finance, District of Columbia, elections, pay-to-play

District of Columbia Act 22-578 passed Congressional review and is now effective. The Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2018 Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance West Virginia: “Lawmakers Vote to Raise Their Campaign Contribution Limits” by Erin Beck for Beckley Register-Herald Ethics National: Continued on Next Page

PA Announces State Senate Special Elections

elections, Pennsylvania, special elections

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced special elections for Senate Districts 33 and 41 on May 21, the same day as Continued on Next Page

Saskatchewan Bill: Eliminate 100-Hour In-House Lobbyist Registration Threshold

Canada, ethics, lobbying, Saskatchewan

On March 7, a bill to amend Saskatchewan’s lobbying law was introduced in the Legislative Assembly. Bill No. 615, An Continued on Next Page

NYCU Video Digest – March 11, 2019

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Keeping track of changes to federal and state ethics and campaign finance laws is tough. Here are four stories you Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics

Campaign Finance Michigan: “Dark Money Used to Evade Donor Disclosure Laws in Michigan” by Jonathan Oosting for Detroit News Ethics Continued on Next Page

West Virginia Governor Calls Special Session

legislative sessions, special session, West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice called the West Virginia Legislature to convene a special session to address improvements to public education and Continued on Next Page

US House Passes HR 1, For the People Act of 2019

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, U.S. House of Representatives

On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping campaign finance, lobbying, ethics, and election gerrymandering reform bill. Continued on Next Page

Nevada Senate Majority Leader Resigns

ethics, Nevada

Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson resigned his seat this week after announcing he would plead guilty to federal wire Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – March 8, 2019

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

      Federal: Justice Department Taps Mueller Prosecutor to Enforce Foreign Lobbying Disclosure Reuters – Karen Freifeld and Suzanne Continued on Next Page

Las Vegas Councilman Resigns

Las Vegas, Nevada

Steve Seroka, Las Vegas City Councilman representing Ward 2, resigned this week effective immediately. No details surrounding has resignation were Continued on Next Page

Wisconsin Introduces Bill to Decrease Individual, Candidate Committee Contributions

campaign finance, legislative issues, Wisconsin

A Senate bill introduced in Wisconsin aims to lower by half contributions made to statewide officeholders from individuals and candidate Continued on Next Page

Special Election Called for Iowa Senate District 30

elections, Iowa, special elections

Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for Senate District 30. The special election has been called to fill the Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics

Campaign Finance National: “Transgender Political Candidates Are Increasingly Common. The Money Backing Them Is Not” by Lateshia Beachbum for Center Continued on Next Page

Colorado Secretary of State to Hold Town Hall on Campaign Reform

campaign finance, Colorado

Secretary of State Jena Griswold will host a town hall on campaign finance reform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Continued on Next Page

Two Ethics Bills on the way to Arkansas Governor for Signature

Arkansas, ethics, lobbying

Senate Bills 249 and 256 have been passed by the Legislature are on the way to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk. Continued on Next Page

Alabama Gov. Calls Special Session

Alabama, legislative issues, legislative sessions, special session

Gov. Kay Ivey has called a special session to begin March 6, 2019. The special session will focus on legislation Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, procurement

Campaign Finance Arizona: “Judge Says Ex-AG Horne Denied Due Process in Campaign Violations Case” by Howard Fischer (Capitol News Services) Continued on Next Page

Chicago Revises Lobbyist Ethics Training

Chicago, ethics, Illinois, lobbying

The city of Chicago is currently revising its mandatory lobbyist ethics training course for 2018-2019. Program Director Edward Primer of Continued on Next Page

Tuesdays LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Florida: Big Donors Will Shower Florida Lawmakers with Cash Tonight, Then Push Their Agendas by Gary Rohrer for Continued on Next Page

Maine Bill to Reduce Municipal Candidate Contributions Advances

campaign finance, legislative issues, Maine

The Maine Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee voted 8-1 in support of Sen. Ben Chipman’s proposal to reduce from Continued on Next Page

CT Governor Announces House District 19 Special Election

Connecticut, elections, special elections

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election on April 16 for House District 19. The seat was vacated by the Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance Pennsylvania: “Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner Settles Campaign-Finance Violation” by Andrew Seidman for Philadelphia Inquirer Ethics National: “‘Not Continued on Next Page

South Dakota Legislators Vote to Restrict Contributions from Minors

campaign finance, South Dakota

On February 28, the South Dakota House of Representatives voted to restrict campaign contributions from minors. Senate Bill 114, which Continued on Next Page

Hawaii Electronic Filing System Available

Hawaii, lobbying

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission’s electronic filing system for lobbying disclosures is now available. The E-Filing System allows for filing Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use – March 1, 2019

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

      Federal: Cohen Tells Congress Trump Knew About WikiLeaks’ Plans, Directed Hush-Money Payments MSN – Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind Continued on Next Page

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