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September 15, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Maryland: “Maryland Elections Officials Ask Michael Steele to Prove He’s Following Campaign Law” by Pamela Wood (Baltimore Sun) for MSN Elections National: “Election Fraud Cases Sow Doubts About Legal Profession’s Future” by Melissa Heelan for Bloomberg Law National: […]

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September 14, 2021  •  

Massachusetts Special Election Scheduled

Massachusetts Capitol Building

Massachusetts State officials scheduled a special election for January 11, 2022 to fill the state Senate seat in the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District. The seat became vacant when Sen. Joe Boncore resigned to accept the CEO position with the […]

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September 14, 2021  •  

California Legislature Adjourns

California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

The California Legislature adjourned late last week, just in time for today’s recall election of Gov. Newsom. The trifecta government passed close to 900 bills this year as Democratic lawmakers utilized a budget surplus to enact many progressive policies such […]

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September 14, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “FEC Finds Twitter Didn’t Break Law by Blocking Spread of Hunter Biden Story” by Mychael Schnell (The Hill) for MSN New York: “Hochul Leaves Door Open to Probe of Cuomo Campaign Spending” by Joshua Solomon for Albany […]

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Maine Capitol Building

The Maine Ethics Commission announced it would hold a three-hour course covering recent changes to the law governing the registration and reporting requirements for political committees. The course will take place on October 18, both in-person and over Zoom, from […]

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September 13, 2021  •  

Wyoming Running Closer to Runoff Elections

Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Wyoming lawmakers have advanced a proposal to switch the state’s elections to a runoff system, after rejecting a similar proposal three months ago. Runoff election systems are favored in states in which a political party holds a strong majority. Wyoming, […]

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September 13, 2021  •  

Gov. Brown to call Special Session

Oregon State Capitol Building

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced she is calling a special legislative session to adopt the new congressional and legislative district maps. The session will commence September 20, leaving the Legislature seven days to finalize the maps before the September 27 […]

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September 13, 2021  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Giuliani Associate Igor Fruman Pleads Guilty in Campaign-Finance Case” by Shayna Jacobs (Washington Post) for MSN Florida: “Dems Gave $700K to Dark-Money Group That Helped Republicans Win Races in ‘Ghost’ Candidate Scandal” by Jason Garcia and Annie […]

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September 10, 2021  •  

Massachusetts Legislator Resigns

Massachusetts Capitol Building

Massachusetts State Sen. Joe Boncore resigned to become CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. His current term is set to expire on January 4, 2023. The governor is expected to call for a special election to fill the vacant 1st […]

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September 10, 2021  •  

Kentucky Lawmakers End Special Session

The Kentucky State Capitol building

The first special session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on September 9. Lawmakers passed five bills in the three days of the special session shifting power away from Gov. Andy Beshear to local governments to address the […]

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Louisiana state flag

In light of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ida, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the delay of upcoming fall elections that featured important Constitutional questions statewide and municipal elections in New Orleans. The October 9 primary election will be […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Illinois House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 539 with the amendatory veto issued by Gov. JB Pritzker. The bill passed along party lines in a vote taken September 9, after it was rejected in an earlier vote last week. […]

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Joe Biden - by The White House, Public domain

On September 9, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed two executive orders dealing with COVID-19: one requiring mandatory vaccinations for all federal employees and another requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to do the same. Biden, in a televised speech about […]

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September 10, 2021  •  

News You Can Use Digest – September 10, 2021

National/Federal A Pro-Trump Group Organizing a DC Rally for Jan. 6 Defendants Lost Its Tax-Exempt Status – but Is Still Claiming Donations Are Tax-Deductible Yahoo News – Charles Davis (Business Insider) | Published: 9/8/2021 A group founded by a former Trump […]

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