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Tag Archives: lobbying disclosure

Pay-to-Play Developments to Watch For in 2013: Is Federal Lobbyist Pay-to-Play on the Table?

Posted in Federal Government

In a post I wrote for the Politics, Law and Policy Blog, I noted that change is coming to Washington in the form of an anticipated overhaul of federal election and tax laws. You can read the whole post here but federal lobbyists – and those who employ them – should take particular note of an initiative launched this week by an organization known as “United Republic”.

Transparency Advocates Look to the SEC to Accomplish What Congress, The White House, and the IRS To-Date Have Not

Posted in Federal Government

By Stefan Passantino & Ben Keane   It has been almost exactly 19 months since the Supreme Court handed down its controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, but the plot continues to thicken as those favoring mandatory corporate disclosure of political activities look for a non-judicial fix to the ruling.    To date,… Continue Reading

A Call for Contribution Limitations from the Bar

Posted in Articles, Federal Lobbyists

The American Bar Association (ABA) has weighed in on a proposal to prohibit federal lobbyists from contributing to, or raising money for, those they seek to influence on Capitol Hill. Yesterday, the ABA’s House of Delegates approved a resolution calling for several significant changes to the Lobbying Disclosure Act – the federal legislation governing lobbyist registration and disclosure.

There is DEFINITELY a New Sheriff in Albany – Governor Cuomo Proposes Sweeping Ethics and Pay-to-Play Reform

Posted in New York

Having apparently abandoned all hope of reforming New York’s Congressional delegation, Governor Cuomo has concluded that it’s time to focus on New York State ethics and disclosure. This week, Governor Cuomo announced that he, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had reached a three-way agreement on a substantial ethics reform package. The “Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011″ proposes sweeping changes across a number of ethical disciplines.