March 16, 2018 •

Mississippi U.S. Senator to Retire

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is retiring because of ill health on April 1. Gov. Phil Bryant has 10 days after receiving an official notice of the vacancy to temporarily appoint a replacement until a successor is elected. Bryant has yet […]

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is retiring because of ill health on April 1.

Gov. Phil Bryant has 10 days after receiving an official notice of the vacancy to temporarily appoint a replacement until a successor is elected.

Bryant has yet to choose a replacement for the vacant seat. The special election will be held on November 6.

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March 16, 2018 •

New York Congresswoman Louis Slaughter Passes Away

U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, known as a champion for women’s rights, passed away on March 16, 2018. Slaughter served as a U.S. Rep. for New York’s 25th District for over three decades. Gov. Andrew Cuomo may call a special election […]

U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, known as a champion for women’s rights, passed away on March 16, 2018.

Slaughter served as a U.S. Rep. for New York’s 25th District for over three decades.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo may call a special election to fill the remainder of her term.

Slaughter’s term expires at the end of 2018.

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March 16, 2018 •

Wyoming Legislature Adjourns

The 64th Wyoming Legislature adjourned its budget session on March 15 after a nearly week-long extension. Lawmakers passed several bills, including agreeing to over $20 million in cuts to education while increasing spending on capital construction projects. Gov. Matt Mead […]

The 64th Wyoming Legislature adjourned its budget session on March 15 after a nearly week-long extension.

Lawmakers passed several bills, including agreeing to over $20 million in cuts to education while increasing spending on capital construction projects.

Gov. Matt Mead can choose to sign, veto, or allow the education and capital construction bills to become law without his signature.

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March 16, 2018 •

NYCU Video Digest – March 16, 2018

The fastest 2 & 1/2 minutes in government ethics, campaign finance, legislative sessions and elections news from this week is here!  

The fastest 2 & 1/2 minutes in government ethics, campaign finance, legislative sessions and elections news from this week is here!

 

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March 14, 2018 •

Virginia Special Session Called

Gov. Ralph Northam called for a special session of the Legislature this week to finish work on the state’s budget. The session will convene April 11, just one month after the adjournment of the regular session. Lawmakers voted unanimously last […]

Gov. Ralph Northam called for a special session of the Legislature this week to finish work on the state’s budget.

The session will convene April 11, just one month after the adjournment of the regular session.

Lawmakers voted unanimously last week to request the special session.

Lawmakers must pass the two-year budget by June 30 in order to avoid a government shut down on July 1.

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March 9, 2018 •

NYCU Video Digest – March 9, 2018

And we’re back, coming to you with the fastest 2 & 1/2 minutes in government, ethics, lobbying and campaign finance News You Can Use!  

And we’re back, coming to you with the fastest 2 & 1/2 minutes in government, ethics, lobbying and campaign finance News You Can Use!

 

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March 2, 2018 •

NYCU Video Digest – March 2, 2018

A packed week of campaign finance, lobbying, elections and ethics news coming to you in this edition of NYCU Video Digest!  

A packed week of campaign finance, lobbying, elections and ethics news coming to you in this edition of NYCU Video Digest!

 

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February 16, 2018 •

NYCU Video Digest – February 16, 2018

Coming to you again with the fastest 2 1/2 minutes in campaign finance, lobbying and political compliance news you can use in this weeks video digest.  

Coming to you again with the fastest 2 1/2 minutes in campaign finance, lobbying and political compliance news you can use in this weeks video digest.

 

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February 9, 2018 •

NYCU Video Digest – February 9, 2018

The fastest 2 and half minutes in campaign finance, ethics and lobbying news you’ll see this week!  

The fastest 2 and half minutes in campaign finance, ethics and lobbying news you’ll see this week!

 

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February 7, 2018 •

Wednesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

Campaign Finance Washington: “Seattle Says Facebook Is Violating City Campaign Finance Law” by David Ingram for Reuters West Virginia: “Trial of Morgantown Coal Boss Ends in Mistrial After Jury Deadlocks” by Matt Harvey for WV News Ethics Federal: “House Prohibits […]

Campaign Finance

Washington: “Seattle Says Facebook Is Violating City Campaign Finance Law” by David Ingram for Reuters

West Virginia: “Trial of Morgantown Coal Boss Ends in Mistrial After Jury Deadlocks” by Matt Harvey for WV News

Ethics

Federal: “House Prohibits Sexual Relationships Between Lawmakers and Their Staffers” by Elise Viebeck and Jenna Portnoy for Washington Post

Federal: “Document Shows GSA Employees Spending at the Trump Hotel in DC” by Cristina Alesci and Curt Devine for CNN

National: “Trump’s Lawyers Want Him to Refuse an Interview in Russia Inquiry” by Michael Schmidt and Maggie Haberman (New York Times) for MSN

Alabama: “Alabama Legislature Could Consider Ethics Law Changes” by Mike Cason for AL.com

Arizona: “Lawmaker Wants ‘Explicit’ Photos from Sexual Harassment Investigation Kept Secret” by Yvonne Wingett Sanchez for Arizona Republic

Florida: “This Casino Town Has a Dark Side – Conspiracies, ‘Corruption’ and Calls for a Takeover” by Martin Vasollo and Carli Teproff (Miami Herald) for Tampa Bay Times

Lobbying

Florida: “FBI Lays Out Case for Bribery, Mail Fraud in Search Warrant” by Jeff Burlew for Tallahassee Democrat

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February 6, 2018 •

Tallahassee Commissioners Adopt Stricter Gifts Laws for City Officials

The city commission adopted changes to Tallahassee’s ethics rules, taking aim at improper interactions between elected officials and those seeking official action. Changes to the ordinance include a ban on city officials soliciting gifts from vendors and lobbyists and a […]

The city commission adopted changes to Tallahassee’s ethics rules, taking aim at improper interactions between elected officials and those seeking official action.

Changes to the ordinance include a ban on city officials soliciting gifts from vendors and lobbyists and a prohibition on city officials accepting gifts totaling more than $100 in a calendar year.

These changes are effective upon final passage.

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February 5, 2018 •

Monday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

Campaign Finance Alabama: “Attorney General’s Office Appears to Be Investigating Campaign Finance Documents” by Brian Lyman for Montgomery Advertiser Elections Pennsylvania: “Bob Brady Is Not Running for Reelection” by Holly Otterbein, Chris Brennan, and Claudia Vargas for Philadelphia Inquirer Ethics […]

Campaign Finance

Alabama: “Attorney General’s Office Appears to Be Investigating Campaign Finance Documents” by Brian Lyman for Montgomery Advertiser

Elections

Pennsylvania: “Bob Brady Is Not Running for Reelection” by Holly Otterbein, Chris Brennan, and Claudia Vargas for Philadelphia Inquirer

Ethics

Federal: “Revolving Door Between Trump Pentagon, Contractors Spins Faster” by Sam Skolnik for Bloomberg Government

Arizona: “Arizona House Expels Yuma Rep. Don Shooter After Sexual-Harassment Findings” by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services) for Arizona Daily Star

District of Columbia: “D.C. Will Not Reappoint Open Government Watchdog Who Ruled Against City” by Peter Jamison for Washington Post

West Virginia: “Ethics Commission OKs Tourism Contract with Justice’s Greenbrier Resort” by Phil Kabler for Charleston Gazette-Mail

Lobbying

Florida: “Lobbyist Accuses Legislator of Retaliation Over His Role in Sexual Harassment Case” by Mary Ellen Klas for Miami Herald

Redistricting

Pennsylvania: “Sen. Scarnati Refuses Pa. Supreme Court Order to Turn Over Map Data in Gerrymander Case” by Jonathan Lai for Philadelphia Inquirer

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February 2, 2018 •

NYCU Video Digest – February 2, 2018

With the amount of news this week, you can’t afford to miss this week’s news you can use video digest!  

With the amount of news this week, you can’t afford to miss this week’s news you can use video digest!

 

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February 2, 2018 •

See Us In Person

State and Federal Communications has a busy February planned! See us at one of these events: February 5-8 Public Affairs Council Advocacy Conference, Orlando, Florida February 9 Akron Rubber Ducks Hot Stove Banquet with Roberto Alomar, Akron, Ohio February 13 […]

State and Federal Communications has a busy February planned! See us at one of these events:

February 5-8 Public Affairs Council Advocacy Conference, Orlando, Florida

February 9 Akron Rubber Ducks Hot Stove Banquet with Roberto Alomar, Akron, Ohio

February 13 15th Annual Friends of National Service Awards, Washington, D.C.

February 13 Akron Press Club State of the Schools with David James, Akron, Ohio

February 15 Akron PRSA–Annual Media Panel Discussion, Akron, Ohio

February 16 Akron Roundtable, Akron, Ohio

February 20 United Way Campaign Celebration, Akron, Ohio

February 23-26 National Governors Association–Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C.

February 23 WGR Governors Reception, Washington, D.C.

February 27 The Business Technology Forecast, Akron, Ohio

February 28 State of the City Address with Mayor Dan Horrigan, Akron, Ohio

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