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The Kansas Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session on May 26. During the session, lawmakers in Kansas passed proposals to ban COVID-19 vaccine passports, limit efforts to track down the close contacts of people with the coronavirus […]

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National/Federal Biden Justice Department Fights Release of Legal Memo on Prosecuting Trump Politico – Josh Gerstein | Published: 5/24/2021 The Department of Justice released more of a key memorandum concluding former President Trump did not commit obstruction of justice through his […]

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May 27, 2021  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Connecticut: “State Senator Dennis Bradley and Former Bridgeport School Board Chair Jessica Martinez Are Accused in a Federal Fraud Indictment of Stealing Public Campaign Funds” by Edmund Mahoney and Christopher Keating for Hartford Courant Indiana: “Watchdog Finds Ben […]

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North Dakota State Capitol - By Bobak Ha'Eri

The North Dakota Ethics Commission has proposed a limited food and drink exception to the rules banning gifts between lobbyists and public officials implemented last year. The proposed rule change adds an exception for food or beverage with a value […]

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US Capitol - by Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons

On May 24, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to prohibit political campaigns from using tactics that unwittingly enter donors into recurring contributions. The legislation, Senate Bill 1786, was created in response to a unanimous Federal Election Commission […]

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Downtown San Diego, California

The city of San Diego has declined to renew their contract with Netfile, the city’s longtime online campaign disclosure vendor. There have been reports that online campaign disclosures will be available for eFile-SD by June 2021. During the outage of […]

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Ohio Statehouse

Ohio State Rep. Mark Fraizer and Rep. Brian Stewart filed a resolution to expel Rep. Larry Householder from the House of Representatives. Lawmakers voted unanimously to remove Householder from his position as House speaker in July 2020, though he retained […]

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May 26, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Ban Political Committees from Using Prechecked Donation Boxes” by Colby Itkowitz and Paul Farhi (Washington Post) for MSN California: “San Diego Crashes Its Own Campaign Disclosure Website” by Matt Potter for San […]

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Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Wisconsin lawmakers convened the special session called by Gov. Tony Evers on May 25 for less than a minute and adjourned without considering the governor’s plan. Evers called the special session to consider the expansion of BadgerCare, the Wisconsin Medicaid […]

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May 25, 2021  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Marjorie Taylor Greene Appeared in a Super PAC Ad Asking for Money. That Might Break the Rules.” by Isaac Arnsdorf for ProPublica Massachusetts: “For Years, Investigators Have Sent Maura Healey Evidence of Illegal Campaign Finance Activity. She’s […]

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Texas Capitol Building

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs announced her resignation May 20, prompting Gov. Greg Abbott to search for the fifth secretary of state during his time in office. Hughs’ nomination for another term as the state’s top elections officer was […]

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May 24, 2021  •  

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Vermont Capitol Building

The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 21. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 legislative session was conducted remotely. During the session, lawmakers failed to pass proposed ethics bills including House Bill 64 prohibiting gifts to legislators from […]

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May 24, 2021  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Connecticut: “The Supreme Court Orders a Constitutional Test of the State’s Campaign Finance Reforms After Two GOP Senators Are Punished for Criticizing a Democratic Governor” by Edmund Mahoney for Hartford Courant New Hampshire: “NH Senate Votes to End […]

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Temporary Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Sometime before November 16, 2021, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Commons representing Haldimand–Norfolk in the province of Ontario. On May 20, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice from […]

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