January 5, 2015 •
Campaign Finance “Firms skirting ‘pay-to-play’ prohibitions, advocates say” by Lydia Wheeler in The Hill. “Governors’ inaugurals funded by political donors” by Paul J. Webber (Associated Press) in The Denver Post. Delaware: “Delaware’s new laws for 2015” by Jonathan Starkey in […]
“Firms skirting ‘pay-to-play’ prohibitions, advocates say” by Lydia Wheeler in The Hill.
“Governors’ inaugurals funded by political donors” by Paul J. Webber (Associated Press) in The Denver Post.
Delaware: “Delaware’s new laws for 2015” by Jonathan Starkey in The News Journal.
Massachusetts: “State task force calls for new campaign finance disclosures” by Christian M. Wade in the Gloucester Times.
Wisconsin: “GOP set for sweeping campaign finance changes” by Matthew DeFour (Wisconsin State Journal) in the LaCrosse Tribune.
Wisconsin: “Mayor’s campaign shows $10K in illegal contributions” by Paul Srubas in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
“Confusion Surrounds Conflict of Interest Cases in Congress” by Hanna Hess in Roll Call.
Missouri: “Mo. Lawmakers Seek Ethics Reform in 2015” by The Associated Press on CBS St. Louis.
Texas: “Political donations preceded $90M no-bid contract” by The Associated Press in the Salina Journal.
In the States
“2015’s Top 10 Legislative Issues to Watch” in Governing.
“Republicans in state governments plan juggernaut of conservative legislation” by Reid Wilson in The Washington Post.
“New year brings hundreds of new laws” by Greg Toppo in USA Today.
March 25, 2013 •
Some legislators head home to recharge
As students from grade school to grad school spend the week away from their studies, members of Congress and state legislatures are also taking time away from contentious issues and floor debates for a spring break of their own. The United States Congress is taking two weeks off to return home.
The legislatures in Alabama, California, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania are also in recess this week and, in some cases, next week as well. New York is scheduled to be in its yearly Passover and Easter recess, but budget wrangling is delaying the start of the break.
A handful of states have already completed their spring recess, and Nebraska has a recess scheduled for April.
June 13, 2012 •
Here is a look at the latest news on redistricting and other legislative issues from the states:
“Sunlight Foundation Unveils New Legislative Alert Service, Monitoring Action On Capitol Hill And All 50 States” by Sarah Lai Stirland in TechPresident.
“More on Legislative Turnover” by Karl Kurtz in NCSL’s The Thicket.
Arizona: “Fewer candidates vie for Arizona Legislature” by Mary Jo Pitzl in The Arizona Republic.
Maryland: “Maryland Becomes 40th State to Ratify 17th Amendment” by Karl Kurtz in The Thicket.
Alabama: “Inside the Statehouse: New district lines won’t change legislature” by Steve Flowers in the Jacksonville News.
Alaska: “Lawsuit claims redistricting procedure violates federal law” by Becky Bohrer in the Anchorage Daily News.
Illinois: “Ill. Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to state legislative remap” by Dave McKinney in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Kansas: “In Kansas redistricting, new boundaries quickly bring new faces” by Dave Helling in the Kansas City Star.
Missouri: “Missouri senator will pursue redistricting changes” by The Associated Press in the Kansas City Star.
Photo of the Illinois State Capitol by Nikopoley in Wikipedia.
July 1, 2011 •
News from Five State Legislatures
DELAWARE: The 146th Delaware General Assembly concluded its first regular session June 30, 2011.
IOWA: The Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: The New Hampshire Legislature adjourned June 30, 2011.
OREGON: The 2011 regular session of the Legislature adjourned sine die on June 30, 2011. Governor John Kitzhaber has 30 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays, to act upon any bill he receives within the last five days of the session, or the legislation becomes law without his signature.
RHODE ISLAND: The Legislature’s 2011 regular session recessed today. Any bills submitted to Governor Lincoln Chafee must be signed or vetoed by July 10. There is no pocket veto.
April 6, 2011 •
Planning on attending NCSL and want to be involved with Ohio Night in San Antonio? Look no further.
State and Federal Communications, Inc. is overseeing the planning of Ohio Night at Biga on the Bank, next to the Westin on the Riverwalk. We will have a great space with a fabulous view to interact with the Ohio legislators attending the event. My assistant with this event is none other than Former Ohio Senate President Finan, now with Calfee Halter.
The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 10 at Biga on the Bank. If you are interested in joining, please complete the form, and we will include you in our austere group of sponsors. [Click here for Ohio Night form.]
For more information about the NCSL Legislative Summit 2011, go to their website for details.
Until next month, check out the meetings being held all over the country and plan on joining us at the event of the summer, Ohio Night at NCSL.
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