09.21.2022Who Can Make Political Contributions in New Jersey?Now that Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, we are only two months out from important federal and state elections here in New Jersey. In this period will come a rush of dinners, cocktail parties, and breakfasts, all with the goal of raising funds for the homestretch of the election. Before you or your business attend one of these fundraisers, it is important to understand which people and entities are legally permitted to make political contributions, and which are not.
01.28.2021The Importance of Election CyclesIn our last blog, we addressed the applicability of reduced pay-to-play limits for government contractors and prospective government contractors. In this blog, as the first month of 2021 comes to a close, it is an opportune time to review the varying time periods applicable to traditional New Jersey campaign-finance limits. While some contribution limits operate on a calendar-year basis, not all contribution limits re-set in a new calendar year.
01.21.2021Know Your Pay-to-Play Limits: Taking Stock of Covered Contributors2021 has been off to an eventful start politically. Although a lot is happening on the national stage, we cannot forget that 2021 is a big election year in New Jersey. Not only do we have an upcoming gubernatorial election, but all 120 seats in the New Jersey Legislature are up for grabs and hundreds of local candidates will be on the ballot.
01.18.2021Bergen County Twice-Annual Pay-to-Play Disclosure Deadline ApproachesVendors that hold government contracts with Bergen County are required to file pay-to-play disclosures in January and July of each year. This requirement to file the Bergen County Sunshine Form and the REVUE 2 Form was enacted in 2013 when the County adopted its own local pay-to-play ordinance.