With an anticipated Special Session looming in mid-February and the regular legislative session beginning in April, certain fund-raising restrictions come into play for Louisiana registered lobbyists and state legislators. Under RS 24:56.1 “no fundraising function shall be held for or by a legislator during any (special) session of the Legislature . . . unless notice […]
January is Critical Month for Political Compliance!
January 2017 is a critical month for ethics and campaign finance compliance, both at the federal and state levels. 2016 Year-end Federal campaign finance reports are due for candidates, PACs and Parties by January 31. In Louisiana, annual Lobbyist registration is also due by the end of the month, as well as state PACs’ annual […]
New Name, Same Great Service!
Burland & Associates, Inc., is now Burland & Maloy, LLC! We welcome Amanda Guidry Maloy as a partner in our new firm. Veteran lobbyist and attorney Jimmy Burland, who has more than 35 years experience in Louisiana politics, will become managing partner of Burland & Maloy, LLC. The firm will continue to handle federal and […]
When Voting “No” means “No More” in Louisiana: 14 Amendments on the Ballot
Fourteen Louisiana constitutional amendments were on the ballot last week, and if the 43% survival rate is any indication, Pelican State voters are getting weary of further expanding our statewide charter. Only six amendments survived on a night when Republicans swept both houses of Congress, as eight amendments failed to pass amidst a more conservative […]
Louisiana’s Election Night Report
While the nation’s electorate participated in the Republican “Tsunami” resulting in a near historic GOP victory in both congressional chambers last night, Louisiana voters chose instead to do the Cajun “Two-Step” and dance into the December 5th runoff to decide the Landrieu-Cassidy Senate race, as well as the LA 5th and 6th congressional seats. Painting the state “pink” instead of “red”, […]
2014 Louisiana Legislative Session Review – Campaign Finance
The 2014 Louisiana legislative session ended on June 2 and has produced numerous Acts that amend and reform the state’s Elections, Governmental Ethics and Campaign Finance Disclosure laws–with an effective date of August 1, 2014 unless otherwise noted. Not all Act numbers have been designated as of this writing. Here is a short summary of […]
Working Group to Consider Louisiana Campaign Finance Law Changes
A working group of private sector practitioners, lobbyists and think tank participants are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Baton Rouge to consider some long-awaited revisions to the Louisiana Campaign Finance and Disclosure law (LCFDA). With the goal of clarifying and revising provisions that continue to be “problem areas” for candidates and PACs, the group hopes […]