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Campaign Contribution Limits Increased For The 2019–2020 US Election Cycle
Federal and state election authorities have increased campaign contribution limits for the 2019–2020 election cycles in the United States.
United States
20 Mar 2019
New Pay-to-Play Rules And Recent Enforcement Actions
Regulators have also brought several new enforcement actions during the first quarter of this year under existing pay-to-play rules and ethics laws.
United States
19 Apr 2017
Political Activity Related To This Year's US Elections: Pitfalls To Avoid
This year's US presidential election has drawn the attention of voters across the country as well as people around the world.
United States
6 Sep 2016
Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill Largely Positive For US Public-Private Partnership Market
The Highway Trust Fund, supported largely through user fees by way of federal gas tax revenues, serves as the primary mechanism for states to fund road and transit construction and maintenance projects.
United States
7 Dec 2015
New US Water Infrastructure Legislation Passed Today: Will WIFIA Repeat The Success Of TIFIA?
The US Department of Transportation’s TIFIA credit support program is by far the most successful financial support program for surface transportation public-private partnerships.
United States
23 May 2014
Obama Administration Proposes To Give States Broad Authority To Toll Existing Interstates To Generate Revenue For Transportation Purposes
In a major policy shift with potentially large implications for US infrastructure public-private partnership ("PPP") activity, the Obama administration has proposed to change federal law to give US states broad authority to put tolls on existing interstate highways to provide funding for transportation purposes.
United States
1 May 2014
Campaign Finance In The Wake Of The US Supreme Court’s McCutcheon Decision
In a significant campaign finance decision, the Supreme Court struck down one of the key limits on federal campaign contributions.
United States
9 Apr 2014
President Obama Encourages Increased Private Investment In US Infrastructure
President Obama today announced a series of proposals to encourage greater private investment in US highways and other infrastructure assets.
United States
3 Apr 2013
Illinois Amends Campaign Finance Law To Address Independent Expenditures By "Super PACs"
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently approved amendments to the state’s campaign finance law.
United States
7 Aug 2012
Transportation Reauthorization Bill—Implications For Transportation P3 Projects
On June 28, 2012, the US House of Representatives and Senate reached agreement on the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (S. 1813; MAP-21).
United States
29 Jun 2012
Recent Developments on California Lobbyist Registration Requirements Applicable to Certain Placement Agents
The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) recently released two Advice Letters, dated April 7, 2011, and April 20, 2011, setting forth certain clarifications with respect to AB 1743, which was signed into law on September 30, 2010.
United States
16 Jun 2011
California Imposes Lobbyist Registration Requirement and Contingency Compensation Prohibition on Certain Placement Agents
California Assembly Bill No. 1743 (AB 1743) was introduced in response to investigations into alleged corrupt practices involving the use of placement agents with respect to public retirement systems or pension funds.
United States
2 Nov 2010
SEC Adopts Advisers Act Pay-to-Play Rule Relating to Government Plans
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently took action to curb pay-to-play abuses with respect to investment advisory services for any "plan or program of a government entity"; essentially, any state or local pension funds, retirement systems or other government plans (all referred to herein as government plans).
United States
31 Jul 2010
New Illinois Laws Enact Sweeping Changes to Campaign Finance, Ethics, Public Records, Lobbying and Procurement Requirements
Entities doing business with the Illinois state government or with local governments in Illinois should be aware of several new laws related to campaign finance, ethics, public records, lobbying and procurement that are effective in 2010. In short, the laws and changes are as follows:
United States
12 Jan 2010
SEC Joins State and Local Governments in Considering Regulation of Investment Adviser Activities Related to Government Plans
In response to investigations into alleged corrupt practices involving the use of placement agents with respect to public pension funds, retirement systems and other government fund entities, both the Illinois legislature and the New York State Comptroller took action in April of this year to restrict the use of placement agents.
United States
16 Oct 2009
Illinois Adopts Law Permitting Wind Energy Projects Statewide to Obtain Sales and Use Tax Exemptions
Illinois Public Act 096-0028 (the “Act”) became effective June 30, 2009. The Act permits wind energy projects across Illinois to obtain exemptions from sales and use taxes by direct application to the state.
United States
2 Jul 2009
Sweeping Pension System Reforms Adopted in Illinois; Bans on Pension System Placement Agents and Lobbyists in New York
April 2009 saw the adoption of sweeping pension system reforms in Illinois and New York State that will have a significant effect on investment advisers, managers and consultants.
United States
1 May 2009
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Rescinds Executive Order Banning Certain Illinois Campaign Contributions
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn rescinded controversial Executive Order No. 3 (2008), issued by former Governor Rod R. Blagojevich.
United States
16 Apr 2009
New Illinois Campaign Contribution and Registration Requirements May Affect Investment Funds and Managers
Two new procurement and campaign contribution regulations, P.A. 95-971 (the "New Ethics Law") and Executive Order No. 3 (2008) (the "Executive Order"), are in effect in Illinois as of January 1, 2009.
United States
3 Feb 2009
Registration Deadline Nears for Illinois State Contractors and Bidders Subject to Strict New Campaign Contribution and Registration Requirements
Two new procurement and campaign contribution regulations are in effect in Illinois as of January 1, 2009.
United States
27 Jan 2009
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