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President Biden Revokes Schedule F Order, Avoids Thorny Lobbying Disclosure Act Questions

Just two days after taking office, President Joe Biden reversed former President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13957, which had dramatically expanded the potential number of political appointees in the executive branch and stripped thousands of career officials of their civil service protections.  President Trump’s order created a new “Schedule F” of the federal excepted service, … Continue Reading

New Executive Order May Significantly Expand Number of Executive Branch Officials “Covered” Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act

UPDATE (2/2/2021):  The Executive Order discussed in this post has been revoked by President Biden.  See here. Despite his promises to “drain the swamp,” last week President Trump issued an Executive Order that may inadvertently create a large number of new lobbyists.  The order creates a new category of federal employees who are exempt from … Continue Reading

New Executive Order on Ethics in Missouri Includes Lobbyist Gift Ban, Revolving-Door Provision; Legislature Considering Additional Restrictions

Earlier this month, newly-installed Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens issued Executive Order 2, applying strict ethics rules to executive branch employees in that state.  The order includes a ban on gifts from lobbyists, conflicts of interest rules, and a “revolving door” provision that prohibits employees who leave Greitens’ office from later lobbying his administration.  The state … Continue Reading

Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order on Ethics

Companies and individuals doing business in Illinois should be aware of an executive order – Executive Order 15-09 – signed this week by Governor Bruce Rauner that, among other things, imposes new limitations on the acceptance of gifts by state employees.  Illinois state employees are generally prohibited by statute from accepting any gift from a “prohibited … Continue Reading
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