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Arizona State Capitol - by Visitor7

The Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die on June 30, concluding a 171-day session that was among the longest in recent state history. Relating to campaign finance, Senate Bill 1714 passed. Effective September 28, the bill provides a person who makes an […]

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario building - Saforrest (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

On June 8, an Ontario, Canada Superior Court judge struck down a section of the province’s Election Finances Act that mandated a 12-month pre-election period restricting third party advertising. Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward M. Morgan’s decision, Working Families Ontario […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) announced the formation of a Digital Transparency Task Force. The purpose of this group is to address the issues surrounding political advertising through social media and other digital outlets. The Digital Transparency Task […]

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario building - Saforrest (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

From February 26 at 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on February 27, there will be the statutory blackout on political advertising. The blackout will be for the February 27 by-election being held for the Ontario Canada electoral districts of Orleans […]

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San Francisco, California - Noahnmf

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer will uphold the bulk of a San Francisco ordinance requiring political ads to disclose top donors and secondary funding sources. Proposition F requires print, audio, and video political ads disclose the top three donors who […]

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Seattle City Hall - Rootology

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two bills banning most political spending by foreign-influenced corporations and clamping down on political advertising. These bills are part of the Clean Campaigns Act, a three-bill package introduced in August of last year. The […]

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed lawsuits against Facebook and Google for failing to comply with political advertising laws. Under Washington law, commercial advertisers who provide political advertising during an election campaign must maintain documents and books of account that […]

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On October 19, two bipartisan bills allowing increased monitoring of online political advertising were introduced in the U.S. Congress. Companion bills House Resolution 4077, The Honest Ads Act, and Senate Bill 1989 direct the Federal Election Commission to enact rules […]

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The California Legislature has been very active in the days leading up to the August 31 deadline for each house to pass bills. On August 30, Assembly Bill 700, a measure that would impose new disclosure requirements for political advertisements, […]

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The Legislature has passed a bill requiring new political advertising standards. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, Assembly Bill 990 will require political advertisements to carry larger statements clearly stating information about who is paying for the advertisement. Bonilla introduced the […]

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Lobbying Hawaii: “Hawaii Lobbyists Fined for Failing to Register with State Ethics Commission” by The Associated Press for Greenfield Daily Reporter Minnesota: “Tomassoni Quits Range Job, Citing ‘Distractions’” by Don Davis for Duluth News Tribune Texas: “State Law Allows for […]

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November 3, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Lobbying “Advice on How to Stay Out of Jail – From a Lobbyist Who Didn’t” by Kevin Ring for Washington Post Missouri: “Missouri Attorney General May Face Inquiry over Money from Lobbyists” by Eric Lipton for New York Times Campaign […]

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October 29, 2014  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News

Lobbying “Former Senator Tom Daschle Forms New Lobbying Group” by Catherine Ho for Washington Post Campaign Finance “Would Stronger Parties Mean Less Polarization?” by Thomas Edsall for New York Times “Michigan’s New Campaign Contribution Limits Benefiting Republicans More Than Democrats” […]

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October 22, 2014  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News

Lobbying “Lobby Firms Beat the Midterm Blues” by Megan Wilson for The Hill. “Legislators’ Trips Abroad Apparently Above Board” by Tess Townsend for New London Day. Campaign Finance “Record Public Financing Amounts Awarded to Candidates” by Gregory Hladky for Hartford […]

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