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November 18, 2021  •  

DEI as a Lifelong Journey

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) efforts, particularly over the past few years, have taken center stage, with a number of organizations releasing statements of support and hiring Chief Diversity Officers. While these things should not go unrecognized, it is important […]

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November 18, 2021  •  

Idaho Legislature Adjourns

Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

The Idaho Legislature adjourned November 17, ending the state’s longest-ever legislative session. The House, in a unique political move, chose to go on an extended recess rather than adjourn to allow a return to session without being called back by […]

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November 18, 2021  •  

Special Session on COVID-19 Mandates Adjourns

Florida Capitol Building

The Florida Legislature adjourned the special session on COVID-19 mandates on November 17 after just three days in session. Lawmakers approved four anti-mandate bills, which are now awaiting approval by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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November 18, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Liberal ‘Dark-Money’ Behemoth Funneled More than $400M in 2020” by Scott Bland (Politico) for MSN Illinois: “State’s Top Fiscal Watchdog Cleared After Six-Year Battle Over Campaign Finance Violations Finally Resolved – for Now” by Hannah Meisel for […]

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Vermont Capitol Building

Gov. Phil Scott will reconvene the Vermont Legislature for a special session on November 22 to address mask mandates. The special session will aim to pass legislation allowing municipalities to implement their own time-limited mask mandates. It is not yet […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Recall Set for Seattle’s Kshama Sawant

Seattle City Hall - Rootology

A recall has been declared for Kshama Sawant, a Seattle, Washington District 3 City Councilmember. Sawant has been accused of misusing city funds for electioneering purposes, disregarding COVID-19 regulations, and misuse of her official position. Sawant challenged the recall in […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 17th Assembly District on April 19, 2022, with a special primary on February 15, 2022. The former Assemblymember David Chiu vacated his seat after accepting a position […]

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

The Nevada special session ended November 16 with Gov. Steve Sisolak signing off on updated redistricting maps. The Democratic-controlled Legislature passed the maps with zero support from the Republican minority and expect lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the maps. The […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Oregon to Hold Special Session

Oregon State Capitol Building

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced she is in talks with legislative leaders and housing advocates to construct a plan to increase funds in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The federal funds allocated to Oregon to assist renters and owners […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Maine Special Election Scheduled

Maine Capitol Building

Maine Gov. Mills announced a special election to be held on January 11, 2022, for House District 27. The seat became vacant when Rep. Kyle Bailey resigned in October to pursue other career opportunities. The winner of the special election […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Illinois: “Pritzker Signs Law Banning Dark Money, Out-of-State Contributions in Judicial Campaigns” by Hannah Meisel for NPR Illinois Elections National: “Why Governors Keep Snubbing the Senate” by Marianne Levine and Burgess Everett (Politico) for Yahoo News Ethics Alabama: […]

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November 16, 2021  •  

South Carolina Special Election Announced

South Carolina Capitol Building

The president of the South Carolina Senate announced a special election to replace the late Sen. Hugh Leatherman. The primary election will occur on January 25, 2022, with runoffs, if necessary, on February 8, 2022, and the special general election […]

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November 16, 2021  •  

Adrienne Borgstahl, a CASA Board of Trustee

Adrienne Borgstahl, Manager Compliance Services

Hi Adrienne! Tell me about CASA. Why is this work important to you? CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are community volunteers who speak out and stand up for abused and neglected children within the court system. Quite simply, these […]

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November 16, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Sen. Braun’s Campaign Accused by FEC of Breaking Campaign Finance Laws” by Kaitlin Lange (Indianapolis Star) for MSN Washington DC: “Trayon White Files Paperwork for D.C. Mayoral Bid Amid Campaign Finance Inquiry” by Michael Brice-Saddler (Washington Post) […]

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