As we have previously discussed here, the New Jersey Pay-to-Play Annual Disclosure filing deadline is right around the corner.
Any entity that received payments of $50,000 or more as a result of payments from a New...more
New Jersey is often thought of as the “pay-to-play” state – primarily because we have five separate statewide pay-to-play prohibition laws in effect (covering state procurement, county procurement, local procurement, state...more
It has been five years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. FEC.
When the Supreme Court first decided the case, which allows individuals, corporations and special interest groups to spend unlimited...more
New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws have been described as a “dizzyingly complex array of statutes, ordinances and executive orders.” New Jersey currently has different laws in effect that apply to State government contracts, State...more
Late last month, ELEC issued its 2013 Annual Report, which includes an analysis of the Pay-to-Play Annual Disclosures (Form BE) filed by New Jersey government contractors. Although New Jersey has stringent pay-to-play...more
In today’s political climate, smart banks take a proactive approach to educating officers, employees and board members about political activity compliance. Just as a bank’s code of conduct addresses sexual harassment, privacy...more
New Jersey’s Pay-to-Play Annual Disclosure filing deadline is imminent. By March 31, 2014, all for-profit businesses that have received aggregate payments of $50,000 or more during the 2013 calendar year as a result of New...more
Last week the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced “[a]n unprecedented explosion of independent special interest spending pushed the cost of the 2013 state elections to an all-time high . . .” Although...more
Last week the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, a challenge to the constitutionality of aggregate contribution limits under federal campaign finance law....more
Comments are due today on proposed amendments to the New Jersey State Investment Council (“SIC”) Pay-to-Play Rules. ...more
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has issued its August newsletter....more
As the New Jersey 2013 gubernatorial and legislative general election season kicks into high gear and as the State is preparing for a special primary and general federal election, New Jersey employees may get caught up in the...more
Bergen County has now issued updated Political Contribution Disclosure Forms with which County vendors must comply. ...more
Citizens United helped spur the formation of IRS 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations that became engaged in independent political activities. ...more