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Worth Another Look: Primary Election Post-Mortem

Yesterday was Primary Election Day in the Keystone State, and while the presidential races got the most attention by far, there were still some noteworthy state and local races. Get Out of Jail Free: - The...more

The Basics: Municipal Election Laws

Nationwide, states are seeing an uptick in voter participation. California’s election officials are now preparing for a turnout surge as the state’s June 7 presidential primary nears. Over the last three months, more...more

News from Second and State; Pre-Election Edition

With little to report on the legislative front this week, the focus in Pennsylvania is Tuesday’s upcoming Primary Election. All 203 members of the House of Representatives and 25 of the 50 state Senators are up for...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. House and Senate Debate Minimum Wage - Currently, Maine’s minimum wage is $7.50 an hour. A...more

North Carolina Primary Election Analysis

An animated Presidential race prompted strong voter turnout at the polls in North Carolina. 35 percent of voters voted in primaries this season, up from 2012 but falling short of 37 percent seen in the 2008 primary elections....more

How will the March Primary and 2016 Legislative Session impact businesses operating in North Carolina?

Given their potential impact on businesses operating in North Carolina, it’s important to watch the 2016 primary election results and this year’s Legislative session....more

Top 5 Things to Know About the Caucuses in Minnesota

1. What is a caucus and how does it differ from a primary? - The caucus system is a political process put on by the major political parties in Minnesota. At the caucus, party activists endorse candidates and discuss...more

Observations from Campaign 2016

THE DEMOCRATS - Hillary Clinton has withstood “Emailgate” and the Democratic Party has in turn coalesced around her campaign. Senator Bernie Sanders’ more than credible challenge will fall short but has met an important...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

The South Carolina General Assembly is preparing for their second regular session and will officially convene on January 12, 2016. The House and Senate’s various committees have diligently debated the following during the...more

NC Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

2015 Session in Review - The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned just after 4:00 in the morning on Wednesday September 30th, 2015. Barring the Governor calling legislators to return for a special session, the...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review: Transportation Spotlight

Member announcements continued this week with three more legislators announcing they will not be seeking reelection. Rep. Paul Tine (U-Dare), Rep. Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston), Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer (R-Mecklenburg) announced...more

NC Legislative Update for October 2015

This Week - The North Carolina General Assembly has finally ADJOURNED! And they did so just after 4:00 in the morning on Wednesday September 30th, 2015. The close of the nine-month long 2015 session was met with a round...more

NC Legislative Update for September 2015 #3

This Week - After passing the State’s biennial budget into law last week, the legislature turned its focus towards adjournment. The Senate unveiled an adjournment resolution which would adjourn the session on Tuesday,...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

With the budget finalized and signed by the Governor last Friday, the General Assembly has turned its attention to adjournment. On Wednesday, the Senate Rules Chairman, Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) introduced Senate Joint...more

Charlotte Primary Election Newsletter

Only eight percent of registered voters turned out to the Charlotte primary election yesterday to vote in local elections. With deep Democratic fields for mayor and at-large seats on the city council, Charlotte saw some close...more

NC Legislative Update for September 2015

This Week - There was little action taking place in public this week at the North Carolina General Assembly. Both chambers kept relatively sparse calendars and neither chamber held any Committee meetings. The low...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

The current continuing resolution (CR) is set to expire at midnight in two weeks, Friday, September 18, but House and Senate leadership remain optimistic that they won’t need another CR. Conference committee members for House...more

News from Second and State

Neither the House nor the Senate was in Harrisburg for session this week, so the focus statewide was on Tuesday’s primary election. In addition to the typical slate of local offices to be filled, the statewide judicial...more

Top Ten New Jersey Pay-to-Play Myths

Now that David Letterman has hosted his last show, the universe is experiencing a distinct lack of top-ten lists. We are happy to take on this awe-inspiring responsibility in the best way we know how: with a list of the top...more

Africa Update - April 2015 #4

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub - Saharan Africa - General Africa News -...more

Worth Another Look: Judicial Races

All rise! As you have likely heard, Pennsylvania will hold judicial elections this year. And with vacancies on the Supreme Court, the Superior Court and the Commonwealth Court, this could turn out to be an interesting year...more

Supreme Court Allows Texas to Enforce Voter ID Law

Texas can enforce its voter identification law for the upcoming midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court said. In an order issued Oct. 18, the Court denied emergency requests to allow immediate implementation of the District...more

Four Tips for Navigating the Compliance Challenges of Election Season

Early voting has already begun and, if your state is like mine, you’re being inundated with campaign ads and “robo calls.” Yes, it’s election season again and, for ethics and compliance officers, this time of the year often...more

Minnesota Primary Election Set for August 12

The Minnesota Primary Election will be held on August 12. All 134 Minnesota House seats are up for election this year. Additionally all five Constitutional offices (Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Attorney General, Secretary...more

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