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    Changes To The Political Reform Act Lead To A Shifting Focus For Candidates, Political Groups, And Elected Officials

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    On January 1st 2017, the Political Reform Act came into existence as a piece of U.S. legislation and promises to make political campaigning and fund raising far more open and transparent for all to see. Campaign funding has always been a contentious issue for many U.S. citizens with the changes made to campaign funding options through the Political Reform Act including changes to the way campaign funds can be used by elected officials and those candidates convicted of specific crimes.

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    Coachella Valley government legal counsel must be consulted on a number of cases that involve the local authorities. There are many items that must be brought to a lawyer to ensure that they may find the best deal for their clients, and it is important that the lawyer is given an opportunity to work with the government instead of against it. This article explains how a simple consultation will change a case’s outcome.

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    Entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to resolve local land law issues need a good municipal law firm. The purpose of a business is to make a profit. Legal issues can affect the profit potential if they are not properly addressed. This can lead to losses that could have been avoided. Many business owners are surprised when legal matters arise. An understanding of the law can significantly help in efficiently dealing with the issue. Continue reading

    In a democracy, government employees are expected to be civil servants, not civil masters. It is important for government employees, especially elected officials, to avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest. California’s Office of the Attorney General has a 136 page document defining and discussing conflicts of interest, and it admits that even that is incomplete. Continue reading

    In order for governments to minimize the risks associated with contract failures, accountable contracting polices should be put in place. This polices also help in tracking the way contractors provide employees their living wages and benefits. It also leads to better and improved service deliveries by reducing the hidden costs associated with poor wages and benefits for the workers. To achieve responsible contracting, there should be regulations, laws and also administrative policies. Our Coachella valley government law firm can be contacted in case one requires more information on how bidding regulations work. Continue reading

    SBEMP is a Palm Springs government law firm that has expertise dealing with numerous governmental relations issues. They have a long and storied history of drafting public contracts for projects of various sizes, including professional services and consulting agreements, land development and real estate documents, and public improvement agreements. They work diligently for all clients whether they are looking for a more routine agreement or a developer for a $100,000,000 site-remediation project. SBEMP negotiates agreements that eliminate vague and confusing language and make sure to anticipate and plan for future issues. Continue reading

    The California Public Records Act (CPRA) states that, upon request and unless law duly exempts it, inspection and disclosure of government records may be published for the benefit of the public. The CPRA allows people access to information concerning the business conduct of government agencies. The Act promotes the most disclosure of governmental operations to protect the government’s accountability to the public. Continue reading

    With the recent economic downturn and a historic number of citizens approaching retirement age, there has been an increased pressure on local government to deliver the same standard of community services with a significantly decreased budget. These budgets are further stressed by reduced state funding, declining revenue bases, rising pensions and labor expenses, a strict regulatory condition and a decreased proximity to the capital. Continue reading

    The Definition of Municipal Law Is As Follows:

    Municipal Law (Otherwise known legally as “municipality”) is a law that pertains only to a specific city or county and may not be law outside of the specified area. Police power, property taxes, education policies, and zoning laws are just several examples of the wide range of issues government bodies within a city or county has control over. Continue reading

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