Vermont Lawmakers Enact Sweeping Ethics Regime

On June 14, 2017, Vermont lawmakers enacted (VT SB 8) a sweeping new ethics regime. Among other items, the state established “revolving door” provisions for elected and senior executive branch officials, financial disclosure requirements for legislative candidates and...

SEC Pay-to-Play Rule and the 2016 Election

Two federal rules continue to impact registered investment advisors’ political contribution activity, often in increasingly visible and restrictive ways. Colloquially called “pay-to-play” rules, their policy rationale is to help ensure that government purchasing decisions...

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