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Chicago Crackdown on Unregistered Lobbying May Expand to Dozens of Individuals, Companies

Last month the Chicago Board of Ethics made headlines when it fined former Obama administration official David Plouffe $90,000 for failing to register as a lobbyist after communicating with city officials by email. But the story did not end there. According to the Chicago Tribune, the city’s ethics board is now looking into potential lobbying … Continue Reading

Trump Ethics Order Loosens Hiring Rules, but Tightens Post-Employment Restrictions

On January 28, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order that imposes an extra layer of ethics obligations on presidentially appointed members of the White House and Executive Branch. Overall, President Trump’s Executive Order takes a somewhat different approach than the “Ethics Pledge” issued by the Obama administration, expanding some restrictions and loosening others. In … Continue Reading
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