April 4, 2018 •
The 2018 elections are approaching quickly. Have you reviewed the restrictions on political contributions from your company’s lobbyists? It is important to know what restrictions are placed on lobbyists, such as when, how, or how much a lobbyist may contribute. […]
The 2018 elections are approaching quickly. Have you reviewed the restrictions on political contributions from your company’s lobbyists?
It is important to know what restrictions are placed on lobbyists, such as when, how, or how much a lobbyist may contribute.
Knowing state and federal restrictions will help your company remain compliant and could save you a lot of headaches.
State and Federal Communications is here to help you. Our newest Tip Sheet “Restrictions on Political Contributions from Lobbyists” will inform you on sessional restrictions, lobbyist contribution limits, and restrictions on activities beyond making direct contributions.
This new Tip Sheet will provide you with the key information to keep in mind as you continue your government affairs program.
Click here to get this FREE Tip Sheet today – and ensure you and your team can say “I Comply!”
May 11, 2015 •
Lobbying Illinois: “In Illinois Capitol, Lobbying Is a Growing Business” by Kurt Erickson for Quad City Times Nevada: “Bill Imposes Cooling-Off Period for Ex-Lawmakers” by Sandra Chereb for Las Vegas Review-Journal Vermont: “House Oks Bill Limiting Lobbyist Contributions during Session” […]
Illinois: “In Illinois Capitol, Lobbying Is a Growing Business” by Kurt Erickson for Quad City Times
Nevada: “Bill Imposes Cooling-Off Period for Ex-Lawmakers” by Sandra Chereb for Las Vegas Review-Journal
Vermont: “House Oks Bill Limiting Lobbyist Contributions during Session” by Erin Mansfield for VTDigger.org
“Hillary Clinton Embraces a ‘Super PAC,’ Trying to Erode a Republican Edge” by Maggie Haberman and Nicholas Confessore for New York Times
“The FEC’s ‘Non-Partisan’ Whistleblower” by Tarini Parti for Politico
Florida: “Politicians Send Millions to Charity of Lobbyist’s Daughter” by Francisco Alvarado (BrowardBulldog.org) for Miami Herald
Indiana: “Expanded Disclosure, Ethics Rules Now Law” by Olivia Covington for WFYI
Massachusetts: “Brian Joyce Thrives at the Edge of a Fuzzy Boundary” by Andrea Estes for Boston Globe
New York: “Scarborough Pleads Guilty Twice” by Brendan Lyons for Albany Times Union
Texas: “Government Contract Disclosure Bill Advances” by Jay Root for Texas Tribune
West Virginia: “‘Trinkets’ Defined as Ethics Commission Prepares for New WV Law” by Joel Ebert for Charleston Daily Mail
Hawaii: “Hawaii Lawmakers Quietly Dole Out Millions of Dollars in Grants” by Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat
March 25, 2015 •
Campaign Finance “How to Decide When to Announce You’re Running for President” by Rebecca Kaplan and Jake Miller for CBS News “Hillary Turns Down Invite to Secretive Donor Meeting” by Kenneth Vogel and Tarini Parti for Politico “‘Dark Money’ Bill […]
“How to Decide When to Announce You’re Running for President” by Rebecca Kaplan and Jake Miller for CBS News
“Hillary Turns Down Invite to Secretive Donor Meeting” by Kenneth Vogel and Tarini Parti for Politico
“‘Dark Money’ Bill Fails in Voice Vote” by Lisa Hammersly and Claudia Lauer for Arkansas Online
Connecticut: “Five-Month Prison Sentence for Lisa Wilson-Foley” by Dave Collins (Associated Press) for CBS Connecticut
Virginia: “Deep Feud Splitting Virginia’s GOP Evident in Party’s Fundraising Woes” by Jenna Portnoy and Paul Schwartzman for Washington Post
Wisconsin”Wisconsin Lawmakers Hear Advice for Changing Complex Campaign Spending, Fundraising Law” by Scott Bauer (Associated Press) for Greenfield Daily Reporter
Wisconsin: “Secret $1.5 Million Donation from Wisconsin Billionaire Uncovered in Scott Walker Dark-Money Probe” by Michael Isikoff for Yahoo! Politics
Indiana: “Another Loophole for Ex-INDOT Official?” by Ryan Sabalow and Tony Cook for Indianapolis Star
New Jersey: “Chris Christie Gets Corvette for NJ Radio News Director Who Interviews Him” by Christopher Zara and David Sirota for International Business Times
New York: “Cuomo Focuses on Ethics Reform, Not on Funding” by Jesse McKinley for New York Times
Washington: “Washington Auditor Says He’s Cooperating with Investigation” by Rachel La Corte (Associated Press) for Raleigh News & Observer
Wisconsin: “U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Challenge to Wisconsin Voter ID Law” by Jason Stein and Patrick Marley for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 5, 2011 •
Here are highlights from the latest edition of News You Can Use:
From the States and Municipalities:
State and Federal Communications produces a weekly summary of national news, offering more than 80 articles per week focused on ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance.
News You Can Use is a news service provided at no charge only to clients of our online Executive Source Guides, or ALERTS™ consulting clients.
February 1, 2011 •
State and Federal Communications sponsors the event.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown spoke at the Akron Roundtable January Luncheon. State and Federal Communications had the honor of sponsoring the event and we were excited to be in attendance as well!
Senator Brown’s presentation topic was: “Made in Ohio: Why the U.S. Needs a National Manufacturing Strategy”. A great proponent of American manufacturing, Brown spoke about the need for students to be encouraged to study hard in math and engineering. He believes young students would be inspired by having tours of manufacturing plants to find out how things are made.
Brown recognized the economic challenges facing Ohio and the nation. But he pointed out that out of all the states, Ohio is ranked third in the nation in manufacturing and has a long tradition of hard work and innovation. He believes we have every reason to be optimistic about regaining a strong manufacturing future.
We are thankful for the Akron Roundtable for their 35 years of bringing a world of ideas to our town. A big thanks as well goes to Elizabeth Bartz for giving us the opportunity to meet Senator Brown and to hear his presentation.
Photo by Nicolette Koozer.
December 29, 2010 •
Upcoming events in the New Year …
As we looked into the new year, we noticed we have a busy schedule in the next few months! Here is a list of the future events where State and Federal Communications will be attending and/or speaking regarding compliance issues. If you are attending any of these conferences, please come and say hello. We would love to see you!
January 9-13, 2011 PAC Public Affairs Institute, Laguna Beach, California
January 13, 2011 WASRG Welcome Reception, Washington, D.C.
January 25-28, 2011 PAC Grassroots Conference, Key West, Florida
February 1-2, 2011 Governing Outlook in the States, Washington, D.C.
February 8-10, 2011 Innovate to Motivate, San Antonio, Texas
February 22-25, 2011 PAC PAC Conference, Miami, Florida
March 30-April 1, 2011 SGAC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas
April 3-5, 2011 NASPO, Boston, Massachusetts