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On July 27, legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate that would implement a lifetime ban on Members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists. The Close the Revolving Door Act, introduced by Sen. Jon Tester, aims to provide greater controls […]

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On September 29, the United States Senate passed the Disclosing Foreign Influence in Lobbying Act. The legislation, Senate Bill 4254, amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require those registering as federal lobbyists include in their disclosures “the name […]

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June 7, 2022  •  

Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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Louisiana lawmakers adjourned the 2022 regular session sine die on the evening of June 6. During the session, legislators balanced the budget as well as spending related to education, healthcare, and critical infrastructure. Trigger language to Louisiana law will end […]

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December 14, 2021  •  

Oregon Adjourns Special Session

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The Oregon Legislature adjourned after their one-day special session. Lawmakers passed a $215 million emergency rental assistance bill, with $100 million earmarked to immediately assist the looming eviction crisis. Policymakers also passed a bill to combat illegal cannabis sellers, assist […]

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Wisconsin lawmakers introduced seven bills to address a campaign finance system perceived to favor wealthy donors. The proposed campaign finance reforms include lower contribution limits for statewide candidates; a broader definition of political action committee; a prohibition on making expenditures […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation changing the vendor disclosure due date. Effective immediately, Senate Bill 581 requires the Vendor Payment Program financial backer disclosure to be filed on August 1 of each year for the previous fiscal year. The […]

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June 15, 2021  •  

New York Legislature Adjourns

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The New York State Legislature adjourned on June 11. During the legislative session lawmakers introduced and failed to pass bills to ban corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and limited liability partnerships from making political contributions; create a restricted period for […]

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Montana’s Supreme Court has held Senate Bill 140 is constitutional. SB 140 allows the governor to appoint judges directly, abolishing the judicial nomination commission.

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Cincinnati City Council failed to adopt an ordinance proposing additional campaign finance disclosure. Ordinance 2021-01549 would have required the mayor and City Council members to report contributions above $200 within 48 hours. Only Council Member Greg Landsman, who introduced the […]

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to make the District of Columbia the 51st state of the United States of America. House Bill 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, would admit the District of Columbia into the union […]

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Legislation aimed at reforming U.S. campaign finance, lobbying, and ethic laws is being reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 1, For the People Act 2021, is a sweeping 791-page bill incorporating much of H.R. 1 introduced in 2019 […]

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Gov. Brad Little stated Wednesday he will call the part-time Legislature back into a special session during the week of August 24 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The special session could include how to conduct the November general election amid […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special legislative session to start on Tuesday, July 21. The Legislature will reconvene to discuss bills relating to police reform, absentee ballots, telehealth insurance, and insulin drug costs. Legislative leaders and Gov. Lamont have also […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

Even with the Capitol closed and the legislative session suspended, Colorado lawmakers are working behind the scenes to craft legislation addressing COVID-19. Lawmakers are considering a pay hike for Colorado National Guard members activated in response to the spread of […]

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