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Confusion, compliance concerns color campaign finance filings |  news

Confusion, compliance concerns color campaign finance filings | news

In the wake of Wyoming‘s first campaign-finance filings of 2022, some lawmakers, candidates and elections watchers are raising concerns about accountability, lack of oversight and confusion. In a year with “election integrity” on the ballot in numerous races, and what’s shaping up to be record spending, some fear new rules and a lack of proactive …

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No single right way: Constructive real-world pragmatism for finance

No single right way: Constructive real-world pragmatism for finance

Examining and learning from the evolution of orthodox finance provides relevant insight into the evolution of ESG data and ISSB standards which like CAPM are simply social conventions. Greg Watson argues that adopting a “no single right way” mindset will create greater resilience in investment by promoting greater differentiation. Increasingly heated debates on ESG investing …

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The potential of online transactions and the future of decentralized finance (DeFi)

The growth of technology adoption in Nigeria and Africa has presented more opportunities for the region to partake in the 4th Industrial revolution. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions have accelerated the acceptance of digital technologies and platforms. Although we cannot singlehandedly credit the growth of digitalization to the pandemic, it did spotlight the need for …

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Finance Efficiency Accelerates with AI Inside

By Joe Fox. With a possible recession looming, some organizations may feel compelled to slow their technology spending when, in fact, accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) adoption can help strengthen their finance teams when they need it most. Finance teams are largely understaffed and overworked, challenged by an unrelenting labor shortage and a volatile economy. They …

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Senate GOP to pay $200K settlement in finance campaign probe

ALBANY — State Senate Republicans’ campaign arm has struck a $200,000 settlement to close an inquiry into the party’s alleged abuse of its campaign “housekeeping” account, a sanction that could temper how soft money funds are spent by New York’s political parties. State Board of Elections enforcement counsel Michael L. Johnson charged that Senate Republicans …

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Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act in major win for climate finance, tax reform

WASHINGTON — President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law Tuesday afternoon, capping a legislative achievement that will direct billions towards climate change finance and make notable tax reforms directed at large corporations. THE surprise deal announced in July between West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and the White House, the roughly $400 billion …

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Book of Lists Newsmaker – Finance, Investments, Insurance: Todd McDonald

It’s been a year of milestones for Liberty Bank and its top executive, Todd McDonald. Mc Donald’s In advance of Liberty Bank marking its 50th anniversary this November, the New Orleans-based community bank appointed McDonald as its second-ever president and CEO. His father, Alden McDonald Jr., handed over the kingdoms in May after leading the …

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US states sue Warburg-owned Mariner Finance, allege predatory lending

NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) – A lender owned by private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC was sued on Tuesday by several US states, and accused of charging cash-strappeders hundreds of millions of dollars for “hidden” add-on products that they never agreed to buy. Mariner Finance, with more than 480 offices in 27 states, was …

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Joe Stephenshaw takes the reigns as state’s new finance director – Capitol Weekly | Capitol Weekly

As a budget analyst in the California Department of Finance in 2005-2008, Joe Stephenshaw never imagined that he would one day come back to lead the division. This month, Stephenshaw, 47, was sworn into the post, becoming the first African American to hold the position. “I have a great deal of respect for this department,” …

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