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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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U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm, has enjoined Maryland from enforcing M.C.E.L. §§ 13-405 and 13-405.1. The statutes in question, require online platforms, like search engines and social media sites, to publicly disclose the contact information and amount paid by […]

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On September 26, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill concerning political advertising in social media. Assembly Bill 2188, the “Social Media DISCLOSE Act”, requires disclosure for advertisements made “via a form of electronic media that allows users to engage […]

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On April 24, the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics adopted Part 943, commonly referred to as the Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations. The rules were originally introduced in October 2016 and have gone through several revisions. The adopted regulations compile […]

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January 9, 2018  •  

Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News

Lobbying Arizona: “A Sexist Culture Endures at Arizona Capitol, Insiders Say” by Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Dustin Gardiner for Arizona Republic Ethics “These Are the Only Two States That Don’t Require Lawmakers to Disclose Finances” by Kristian Hernandez for Center […]

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The Joint Commission on Public Ethics will be hosting a roundtable discussion on February 12th on proposed guidance on the topic of social media activities and whether certain activities are considered lobbying under the New York Lobbying Act. JCOPE has […]

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As more lobbyists turn to the internet and social media, the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics has begun soliciting informal comments on the applicability of New York’s Lobbying Act to social media activities. The Commission seeks guidance on […]

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July 31, 2015  •  

Farewell Team Intern

Today is the last day Team Intern will be Team Intern. We say goodbye to Elizabeth Scozzaro and Costa Janos as they venture on to continue their college studies. Over the last two months, we have all grown incredibly close. […]

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“Google Reveals its Innovation Lab for Government” by Jason Shueh in Government Technology. “The Federal Government May be Unpopular, but Science and Tech Agencies Remain a Hit” by Hallie Golden in Nextgov. “For Feds, Choosing Cloud Services is a Lot […]

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January 6, 2015  •  

Government Tech and Social Media Report

Government Tech “Morning Tech” by Tony Romm, Erin Mershon, Brooks Boliek and Alex Byers on Politico. “The Mobile Wave Still Looks Like a Trickle in Government” by Jack Moore in Nextgov. “From Federal Hill, federal contractor patrols social networks for […]

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“Citizen Engagement: Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus” by Emily Jarvis in GovLoop. “3 Bold Predictions for 2015” by Patrick Fiorenza in GovLoop. “White House Launches Open Data Disaster Portal” in Government Technology. “Eastern Foundry, A New Government Tech […]

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A news summary where government and politics meet tech and social media: 2014 Midterm Elections “Google, Facebook aim to get out the vote” by Julian Hattem in The Hill. “Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014” by Aaron Smith in […]

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September 24, 2014  •  

Wednesday Government Relations News

Lobbying “Lobbying World” in The Hill. “Americans Are O.K. With Big Business. It’s Business Lobbying Power They Hate.” by Neil Irwin in The New York Times. “TechAmerica Axes Top Government Representative” in Government Technology. Campaign Finance “Study: Major companies are […]

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September 18, 2014  •  

Thursday News Roundup

Lobbying “Under Contract” in The Hill. “Anthony Weiner and the Revolving Door” by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in The Huffington Post. “Eric Cantor’s out, Wall Street’s still in” by Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman in Politico. “Lyft hires Gephardt’s K […]

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