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.

Episodes

June 20, 2024 2 mins

Civil discourse never goes out of style! In this episode, Gamble Hayden, Coordinator of Federal Compliance Services, is here to talk about the importance of healthy dialogue and debate. As Gamble always says, there is no one and done in DEI!

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2023 was an extraordinary year for our Corporate Social Responsibility program! In this month's LobbyComply Pod, Joe May, Manager of CSR, shares more about our CSR program and recently released 2023 CSR Annual Report.


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April 16, 2024 3 mins

In this episode of LobbyComply Pod, Manager of Compliance Services, Matthew Gehring, Esq., discusses lobbying and social media. Matthew covers the differences between direct and indirect communication, and when social media posts may be considered lobbying.

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In this episode of LobbyComply Pod, Assistant Director of Compliance Services, Jim Warner, covers state lobbying compliance and audits of lobbying disclosures. Jim talks about what to expect when you're selected for an audit, how to respond, and what to include. Jim will also fill you in on which states conduct random audits and what you should look out for.

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January 11, 2024 8 mins

In this month's episode, hear expert insight about federal lobbying registration and what to be aware of when lobbying the federal government from Rebecca South, Associate Director of Federal Compliance Services.

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November 28, 2023 4 mins

In this episode of LobbyComply Pod, Coordinator of Federal Compliance Services  Gamble Hayden, discusses the rise in DEI Fatigue and ways to combat it.

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In this episode, President and CEO Elizabeth Bartz reflects on how State and Federal Communications, Inc. has grown over 30 years. She shares her experience growing a business in government relations and her hopes for the future as we move to a new space and continue to grow.

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September 26, 2023 4 mins

In this episode, Associate Director of Research Services Michael Beckett, talks about a much used feature of our website where you can easily ask an expert any lobbying, campaign finance, or procurement lobbying compliance question. Michael walks through a few complex questions our expert compliance attorneys have answered for our clients, and the process used to provide the most accurate information.

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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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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

Keep up with the latest headlines at LobbyComply.com and on o...

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In this episode of LobbyComply Pod, we're once again featuring one of our most popular blog posts: Employee Personal Political Contributions, written by Nola Werren, Assistant Director, Compliance Services. Nola discusses topics such as preapproval prior to an employee's contribution, coverage of pay-to-play laws, avoiding potential fines, and much more!

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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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