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February 3, 2023  •  

News You Can Use Digest – February 3, 2023

National/Federal At the Supreme Court, Ethics Questions Over a Spouse’s Business Ties Seattle Times – Steve Eder (New York Times) | Published: 1/31/2023 After Chief Justice John Roberts joined the U.S. Supreme Court, his wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, gave up her […]

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February 2, 2023  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance South Dakota: “House Kills Bill That Would Have Increased Campaign Donation Limits” by Austin Glass for KEVN Virginia: “GOP-Led Panel Again Defeats Campaign Finance Reform” by Sarah Rankin (Associated Press) for MSN Elections Massachusetts: “Mass. Republican Party Elects […]

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February 1, 2023  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Ethics National: “Rep. George Santos Is Stepping Down from Committees Amid Fabrications About His Biography” by Meryl Kornfield, Leigh Ann Caldwell, and Marianna Sotomayor (Washington Post) for MSN National: “At the Supreme Court, Ethics Questions Over a Spouse’s Business Ties” […]

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January 31, 2023  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Iowa: “State Agency Can’t Enforce Iowa’s Campaign Finance Laws; Asks Lawmakers for Changes” by Ethan Stein for KCRG Ethics National: “Trump’s Evolution in Social Media Exile: More QAnon, more extremes” by Ken Bensinger and Maggie Haberman (New York […]

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January 30, 2023  •  

Larry Householder Trial Update – 1/30/2023

Ohio: “Feds Say Householder ‘Ripped Off’ Ohio with a Bribe; He Says They Were ‘Ordinary’ Contributions” by Jake Zuckerman (Cleveland Plain Dealer) for MSN

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January 30, 2023  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Justice Department Asks FEC to Stand Down as Prosecutors Probe Santos” by Isaac Stanley-Becker and Emma Brown (Washington Post) for MSN Rhode Island: “AG’s Office Nixes $40,000 in Funding as NAACP President Faces Campaign-Finance Charges” by Mark […]

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January 26, 2023  •  

News You Can Use Digest – January 27, 2023

National/Federal 2-Year Sentence for Hawaii Woman’s Trump Lobbying Scheme MSN – Associated Press | Published: 1/18/2023 An American consultant was sentenced to two years in prison for an illicit lobbying effort to get the Trump administration to drop an investigation into […]

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January 26, 2023  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Mystery Deepens Around George Santos’s $700,000 in Campaign Loans” by Michael Gold and Nicholas Fandos (New York Times) for Seattle Times Maine: “House Speaker Calls on Waldoboro Lawmaker to Resign After He Was Indicted for Signature Fraud” […]

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January 25, 2023  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Cyberthieves Jacked a U.S. Senator’s Campaign and Stole Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars” by Dave Levinthal (Raw Story) for MSN Pennsylvania: “Refusal to Release Inaugural Donors Exposes Gap in Pa. Law” by Marc Levy (Associated Press) for […]

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January 24, 2023  •  

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance New York: “City Council Passes New Disclosure Requirements for Spending to Influence Votes on Ballot Referendums” by Ethan Geringer-Sameth for Gotham Gazette Elections Ohio: “‘Clear as Mud’: Ohio’s new voting restrictions from GOP raise alarm” by Meryl Kornfield […]

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Q: Our organization is under the impression that we don’t have to register as lobbyists at the Federal level if we keep our lobbying activity isolated to our internal employees and don’t hire outside consultants.  I don’t think this is accurate.  […]

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January 23, 2023  •  

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance National: “Dark Money Group Linked to Leonard Leo Is Dissolved” by Heidi Przybyla (Politico) for MSN Massachusetts: “E-mails Appear to Show Coordination Between Mass. GOP Chairman and Outside PAC, in Alleged Violation of State Law” by Emma Platoff […]

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January 20, 2023  •  

Tennessee Gift Limit’s Increased

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The Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance has increased the lobbyist expenditure gift limit from $65 per event to $73. The annual limit from lobbyist employers has also increased from $130 during a calendar year to $147. The bureau […]

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January 20, 2023  •  

News You Can Use Digest – January 20, 2023

National/Federal Billions at Stake as Online Fundraising Practices Turn Off Voters MSN – Jessica Piper (Politico) | Published: 1/17/2023 Llyod Cotler, the founder of Banter Messaging, advises friends and family to write a check if they want to make political contributions […]

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