Albany Talk 1300 AM: Live From the State Capitol: David Keating and Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (In the News)

Fred Dicker

Listen to Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating discuss our case, The November Team, et al., v. The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics, on Albany Talk 1300 AM with host Fred Dicker.

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) issued a final advisory opinion in January 2015 that would expand the definition of “lobbying.” JCOPE now requires all public relations firms to register as lobbyists if they communicate with the media in relation to any public policy issue or attempt to place an editorial that would help to spread a client’s message on public policy. Such registration is a clear violation of both individual and press rights under the First Amendment.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.