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The Virginia Legislature officially passed and adopted Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s recommendation concerning Senate Bill 1427, which relates to campaign finance laws, political action committees (PACs), and certain large pre-election expenditures. The bill changes some of the reporting dates while also […]

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Q: As a registered lobbyist, I am often contacted by elected officials to make a corporate contribution to the officials’ charity of choice, foundation, or scholarship fund.  Is this legal?  Am I required to disclose these contributions on my lobbying […]

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March 16, 2023  •  

Ohio Contribution Limits Increased

Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio office of Secretary of State has published increased contribution limits. The contribution limits for PACs, PCEs and individuals may contribute to statewide candidates, candidates for General Assembly, county parties, PACs, and PCEs increased from $13,704.41 to $15,499.69 per […]

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Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons

The Wyoming State Legislature adjourned sine die March 3, after passing 196 bills during the 37-day session. Among the passed bills, the legislature ratified Senate Bill 40. Senate Bill 40 closed an exemption for federal political action committees (PACs) active […]

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Gov. Mark Gordon - by MikesGroover

Gov. Mark Gordon has signed a bill removing an exemption from state campaign finance reporting for federal political action committees (PACs) active in Wyoming elections. Senate Bill 40 requires federal PACs to report in Wyoming unless they are making contributions […]

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February 21, 2023  •  

Vermont Raises Contribution Limits

Vermont Capitol Building

The Vermont state’s Elections Division increased contribution limits. Under the revised limits, contributions of up to $1,120 per election cycle may be made to state representative candidates, and contributions of up to $1,680 per election cycle may be made to […]

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February 20, 2023  •  

Maine Contribution Limits Increased

Maine Capitol Building

Maine’s Commission on Governmental Ethics and Elections Practices raised contribution limits. Individuals and PACs may now contribute up to $1,950 per election to gubernatorial candidates, up to $475 per election to legislative candidates, and up to $575 per election for […]

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January 17, 2023  •  

Tennessee Contribution Limits Increase

Tennessee Capitol Building - Ichabod

The Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance (BECF) published revised contribution limits for 2023 and 2024. The per person limit to candidates for statewide office increased from $4,300 to $4,900 per election. The per person limit for the Senate, […]

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State Flag of Illinois

The State Board of Elections published the new contribution limits summary sheet, which increases limits on January 1 of every odd-numbered year to reflect increases in inflation. The amount corporations and labor organizations may contribute in each election cycle increased […]

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Georgia State Capitol Building

Georgia’s 2021 Legislative session adjourned sine die on March 31. Among the measures passed is Senate Bill 202, which was signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp on March 25 and made sweeping changes to the State’s voting laws, including […]

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Arizona State Capitol - by Visitor7

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has increased contribution limits for the 2021-2022 election cycle. Effective January 1, an individual may not contribute more than $5,300 per election cycle to a candidate committee for statewide office and legislative office. Additionally, […]

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Today, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published its price index adjustments for expenditure limitations and the federal lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold. The lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold has increased for 2020 from $18,700 to $19,000. This threshold amount is adjusted annually. […]

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Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

At the request of Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, and in consultation with the office of the Governor, the Idaho Office of the Secretary of State is extending the February 10 filing deadline for PACs and candidates under the […]

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Seattle City Hall - Rootology

The Seattle City Council is considering legislation limiting the ability of Super PACs to spend unlimited amounts of money in Seattle elections. Council Member Lorena González introduced the Clean Campaigns Act to reduce the amount of money Super PACs funnel […]

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