LobbyComply Pod

LobbyComply Pod

LobbyComply Pod from State and Federal Communications is your source for lobbying, compliance, ethics, campaign finance, and election news from across the country. To learn more about how we can guide you along the road to compliance, visit stateandfed.com. Lobbycomply Pod is produced by Peter Keares, Joe May, and Jon Spontarelli.


March 9, 2023 3 min

In this episode, Manager of Compliance Services, Renae Bomba, Esq., talks about what to do when a state audits your lobbying reports. Renae covers some best practices and tips for what to do if you are selected for an audit and how to be properly prepared.

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In Episode 12 of LobbyComply Pod, Joe May gives an update on federal contribution limits for the 2023-2024 election cycle, the FEC's update on the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold, an update on party control in the Pennsylvania house, and much more from all across the country. 

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In this episode, Manager of International Research Services, George Ticoras, will share some impressions of the regulated lobbying world outside the United States. George covers which countries have similar laws to the United States and which countries regulate lobbying disclosures differently. George also highlights some countries that have begun to introduce new lobbying laws!

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January 17, 2023 2 min

In Episode 10 of LobbyComply Pod, Jon Spontarelli highlights some of the most engaging content we shared with the State and Federal Communications Community in 2022. Listen to find out our most read blog posts, highest performing content, and a surprising blog topic that keeps popping up!

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December 16, 2022 2 min

In this episode, our manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, Joe May, talks about the philanthropic efforts of State and Federal Communications. Listen as Joe fills you in on the great work our team does to give back to our community and what CSR means to us!

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In this episode, we bring you some of the top government relations headlines from across the nation, including changes made by the FPPC, newly created registration and disclosure requirements for lobbyists in Louisville, KY, and more. 

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November 22, 2022 3 min

In episode 7 of LobbyComply Pod, we feature Gamble Hayden, Coordinator, Federal Compliance Services at State and Federal Communications. Gamble also spearheads our company's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts. Listen to this episode of LobbyComply Pod as she talks about her DEI journey and working to create an environment of learning and engagement. 

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November 10, 2022 4 min

In episode 6 of LobbyComply Pod, we bring you midterm election results and headlines from across the country. From Arizona to Maine, this was a very busy Election Day and we are here to guide you through all the lobbying, campaign finance, and ethics election results. Take a few minutes, sit back, and let us fill you in on what you need to know! 

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In Episode 5 of LobbyComply Pod we bring you the latest government relations headlines from our LobbyComply blog including:

  • A special legislative session to be called in California
  • A preliminary injunction on recent Illinois campaign contribution restrictions
  • A campaign donor disclosure requirement in Arizona
  • And a special session to be convened this week in Delaware
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    In Episode 4 of LobbyComply Pod, we feature one of our most popular blog posts: Employee Personal Political Contributions, written by Nola Werren, Assistant Director, Compliance Services. Nola elaborates on this informative blog post and discusses topics such as preapproval prior to an employee's contribution, coverage of pay-to-play laws, avoiding potential fines, and much more! Be sure to subscribe to LobbyComply Pod on your ...

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    Episode 3 of LobbyComply Pod features government relations headlines from across the nation and in Canada: featuring special sessions and special elections, passed legislation, and upcoming ballot issues. Be sure to subscribe to LobbyComply Pod so you don't miss an episode, and keep connected at LobbyComply.com.

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    In this weeks episode we cover legislative updates, new ethics and lobbying laws, updated campaign finance rules, and special elections.

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    September 6, 2022 3 min

    Welcome to LobbyComply Pod! In our first episode Elizabeth Bartz, President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, introduces our new bi-weekly podcast and tells listeners what they can expect to hear! Here are some topics you can look forward to in the coming weeks:

  • Government relations headlines including news about:
  • Ethics
  • Campaign finance
  • Lobbying
  • Elections
  • Legislative sessions
  • And much more!
  • Discussions from our team of expert c...
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