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

Ask the Experts – Employee Personal Political Contributions

Ask The Experts – Covering Expenditures for Site Visits

Ask The Experts – Ride-Along Exception

Ask the Experts – Lobbyist Reporting

Ask the Experts – Does the 5% de minimus Rule Apply to your LD-2 Quarterly Report?

Ask the Experts – Contributions by Out-of-State PACs

Ask the Experts – Federal PAC Contributions to State Candidates

Ask The Experts – Giving Gifts to University Officials and Employees

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Ask the Experts – Best Practices for Record-Keeping

Ask the Experts – The Umbrella Exemption

Ask the Experts – Aggregation of Contribution Limits

Ask the Experts – Should we register if we have a federal lobbyist?

Ask the Experts – Maryland Pay-to-Play Restrictions

Ask the Experts – Key Components for a Successful Government Affairs Compliance Program

Ask the Experts – Contributions Before Election Day

Ask the Experts – Federal Post-Employment Restrictions

Ask the Experts – Political Contributions from State Vendor Employees

Ask the Experts – Conference Attendance and Gift Limits

Ask the Experts – On Registered Lobbyists Making Political Contributions

Ask the Experts – Canadian Lobbying Law

Ask the Experts – When Is Federal Registration Warranted?

Ask the Experts – Lobbyist Reporting During Legislative Sessions

Ask the Experts – Indexing of Contribution Limits

Ask the Experts – Goodwill Lobbying and Registration

Ask the Experts – LD-2 Reports and Nondeductible Lobbying Expenses for Federal Income Taxes

Ask the Experts – Service on a State Board or Commission

Ask the Experts – Contingency Fee Restrictions

Ask the Experts – Disclosure Requirements for Permissible Expenditures

Ask the Experts – Selling to the State: Is Lobbyist Registration or Reporting Required?

Ask the Experts – Lobbyist Gifts to Family Members of Public Officials

Ask the Experts – LDA Tracking and Reporting

Ask the Experts – What Accounting Method Should You Use for Lobbyist Expenditures?

Ask the Experts – Local Level Lobbying

Ask the Experts – State Ban on Personal Political Contributions by Registered Lobbyists

Ask the Experts – Disclosure of Corporate Political Contributions

Ask the Experts – Outside Organizations and Estimating Your Lobbying Expenditures

Ask the Experts – Lobbyist Training Requirements

Ask the Experts – Lobbyists, Legislators, and Gift Laws

Ask the Experts – Lobbyist on the Move

Ask the Experts – Capturing Non-lobbyist Time

Ask the Experts – Capturing Non-lobbyist Time

Ask the Experts – Providing Gifts to Public Officials

Ask the Experts – Deciding Whether a Communication Counts as Lobbying

Ask the Experts – Tracking Non-lobbyist Time

Ask the Experts – Disclosing Expenditure and Compensation for Lobbying Activities

Ask the Experts – Lobbyist Disclosure Requirements

Ask the Experts – In-Kind Contribution, or Lobbying Expenditure?

Ask the Experts – Contributions to State Candidates

Ask the Experts – Reporting State-Level Lobbying When You Have Contracts with State Agencies

Ask the Experts – Grassroots Lobbying

Ask the Experts – Do I need to register as a lobbyist?

Ask the Experts – How to Report Travel Expenses

Ask the Experts – Charitable Donations: Not As Simple As They Might Seem

Ask the Experts – Reportable LDA Expenditures

Ask the Experts – Calculating LDA Expenditures

Ask the Experts – Am I Really Required to Wear a Lobbyist Badge?

Ask the Experts – Allocating Contributions Per Election

Ask the Experts – It’s Football Time!

Ask the Experts – Disclosing Contributions on the LD-203

Ask the Experts – Lobbyist’s Personal Delivery of Political Contributions

Ask the Experts – What to Know If You’re Not Registered

Ask the Experts – A Question about Gift Laws and Upcoming Conferences

Ask the Experts – Rules When Accompanying a Registered Lobbyist

Ask the Experts – Cash versus Accrual Method of Reporting

Ask the Experts – Nuances with the New Illinois Lobbying Disclosure Requirements

Ask the Experts – What Are the Rules Regarding a Lobbyist’s Personal Political Contributions?

Ask the Experts – Disclosure of “All-Invited” Events

Ask the Experts – Gift Reimbursement

Ask the Experts – Don’t Get Stuck in the Revolving Door!

Ask the Experts – 2011 Lobbying Registrations

Ask the Experts – Charitable Contributions

Ask the Experts – Non-Lobbyist Employees

Ask the Experts – Calculating Your Pro-Rata Share of Salary

Ask the Experts – Do I need to report spending on legislators’ spouses?

Ask the Experts – Corporate Contributions in California