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Tennessee governor signs campaign finance and ethics bill

May. 28, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed off on a new campaign finance and ethics face-lift, bucking objections from some of the state's most influential advocacy groups who opposed the measure. “I think that transparency is a good idea," Lee told reporters...

2022 Tennessee lawmaking session: What passed and failed

Apr. 29, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers cut taxes, helped subsidize a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans, added a new level of scrutiny for school library content and imposed tougher restrictions on transgender athletes in a busy 2022 legislative session that wrapped up for the year...

Santa Fe's transparency regulations withstand final appeal

Apr. 18, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to Santa Fe campaign disclosure requirements stemming from a failed city ballot initiative in 2017 to tax sugary beverages. The 10th District Court of Appeals in Denver last year rejected the...

Cheney at forum: Still a Republican despite GOP votes

Mar. 26, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Faced with a question about whether a third party could reduce partisanship in the United States, Liz Cheney reminded a Tuesday night audience in Jackson Hole that she is, in fact, a conservative. But she paused while she said as much. “I’m a...

Campaign finance probes of ex-speaker, ex-staffer head to DA

Mar. 17, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee campaign finance regulators voted Thursday to pass prosecutors their investigations surrounding a former House speaker and his then-chief of staff, who have been implicated in an alleged political consulting kickback scheme. Another former lawmaker...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 17, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

Auburn Citizen. March 16, 2022. Editorial: Invest in NY internet expansion smartly, fairly Having heard similar promises before, we are cautiously optimistic that a plan to connect more New Yorkers to high-speed internet will achieve its lofty goals. ...

General Assembly OKs bill creating candidate finance audits

Mar. 10, 2022 16:57 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly passed a campaign finance reform bill Thursday that adds a new layer of oversight to spending by candidates, but only after an amendment was added so it would not take effect until their next scheduled election cycle is over. The...

Montana attorney general's office hires outside legal help

Mar. 02, 2022 14:29 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The office of Montana's attorney general has hired outside legal help — at a cost of up to $120,000 this year — to oversee about 40 civil cases, many of which challenge bills passed in 2021 by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Four civil attorneys have...

Panel again defeats ban on personal use of campaign cash

Mar. 02, 2022 11:44 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers, outliers in the nation for their ability to spend money donated to their campaigns on virtually anything, have ended for another year efforts to put basic limits on how those funds can be used. A Republican-controlled House subcommittee on...