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According to a memorandum from the Alabama House Bill Clerk, lobbyists and state agency representatives will be issued identification badges. After registering with the Ethics Commission, a lobbyist or state agency representative must sign up with the Alabama House to […]

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December 8, 2016  •  

Thursday News Roundup

Lobbying “Gun Control Advocates Find a Deep-Pocketed Ally in Big Law” by Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Ben Protess for The New York Times “Bob Dole Worked Behind the Scenes on Trump-Taiwan Call” by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Eric Lipton for The […]

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A special election has been called to fill House Rep. Oliver Robinson’s District 58 seat. Robinson decided to retire so his daughter can serve as House liaison for Gov. Robert Bentley. A special primary election will be held on March […]

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November 30, 2016  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News

Lobbying “How Exactly Do You ‘Drain the Swamp’? Here Are 4 Ways It Could Be Done.” by Catherine Ho for The Washington Post Campaign Finance “Justin Trudeau Faces Criticism Over Fund-Raisers in Canada” by Ian Austen for The New York Times […]

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Gov. Robert Bentley is considering a special session to address funding for four new super prisons. Bentley may call the special session within or right before the 2017 session. Despite Bentley’s failure to pass his $800 million prison plan last […]

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November 17, 2016  •  

Thursday News Roundup

Lobbying “U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue Announces Revamp of Group’s Lobbying Arm” by Catherine Ho for The Washington Post “Trump Team Sets Broader Limits on Lobbying by Former Staff“ by Michael Shear and Eric Lipton for The New York Times Alabama: […]

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A special primary election in Alabama will be held to fill Darrio Melton’s vacant seat in the House of Representatives for District 67. The vacancy is a result of Melton’s successful bid to be the mayor of Selma. The special […]

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Voters approved Amendment 6, also known as the Alabama Impeachment Amendment. Effective January 1, 2017, the Constitution of Alabama will require a supermajority, or two-thirds, vote of state senators present to convict and impeach a state official. The current impeachment […]

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On September 22, 2016, Secretary of State John Merrill certified Republican Joe Lovvorn as the winner of House District 79. As a result, the special general election scheduled for November 29 has been canceled. Originally, Lovvorn was supposed to face […]

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On September 27, 2016, a federal appeals court upheld the ban on transfers between political action committees, or PAC-to-PAC transfers. The Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) sued to overturn the ban arguing the prohibition of PAC-to-PAC transfers was a violation of […]

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The special general election for House District 79, former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s seat, will be on November 29, 2016. Alabama Republicans selected Joe Lovvorn as their candidate in the September 13 special primary. Because Lovvorn won a majority of […]

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The first special session of 2016 adjourned sine die on September 7, 2016. Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery proposal failed in the Senate. Instead, the Legislature approved House Bill 36 to use part of the BP oil settlement to provide funds […]

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On September 1, 2016, the Alabama Ethics Commission unanimously approved an opinion clarifying when a state employee may seek private employment. The opinion stated no public employee may ask a lobbyist for a job or a job interview, but may […]

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The Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit advocate for reforming marijuana laws, and the Institute for Justice filed a First Amendment challenge in federal court to Alabama’s training requirement for lobbyists. The training class is mandatory and held […]

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