Brianna Rummer, Author at State and Federal Communications

Vermont Capitol Building

The Vermont Legislature adjourned on Friday, May 12 after passing bills including an $8.4 billion state budget, expanded child care, and housing issues. Gov. Scott is expected to veto the budget, which will cause legislators to return to the statehouse […]

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Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

The Virginia Legislature adjourned the regular session on February 25 after 46 days. Lawmakers considered over 2,800 pieces of legislation during this time and managed to pass over 1,600 bills in both the House and Senate. Notably, the Legislature passed […]

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced a special session during her State of the State address on March 7. This session will begin March 8 and will focus on allocating the remaining $1.1 billion in federal funds from the American Rescue […]

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Ohio Statehouse

Republican state lawmakers announced a new ethics bill titled the Ohio Ethics and Financial Disclosure Reform Act. The bill would require all lobbying income to be reported and sourced directly to the clients they represent. The bill would also prohibit […]

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building

Gov. Tom Wolf ordered a special session of the General Assembly to begin Monday, January 9. Both chambers have been called back to Harrisburg to consider a proposed amendment to Pennsylvania’s constitution seeking to aid survivors of child sexual abuse. […]

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NY State Capitol - by formulanone

New York has expanded the ethics training requirements as part of the new Ethics Reform Act of 2022. Lobbyists, contractual clients, and beneficial clients will now be required to take the new Ethics for Lobbyists and Clients online course available […]

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August 12, 2022  •  

Arkansas Special Session Adjourns

Arkansas State Capitol

Arkansas lawmakers adjourned from their special session on August 11. Legislation passed includes an expedited process for corporate and individual tax cuts. The Legislature also approved an appropriation of $50 million for a school safety grant. This does affect lobbying […]

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June 2, 2022  •  

Ohio State Senator Resigns

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Ohio State Sen. Sandra Williams announced her resignation this week to take a position in the public sector two months before the end of her term. Along with resigning from the 21st Senate District seat, Williams has also withdrawn her […]

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The South Carolina Legislature adjourned on Thursday, May 12. Passed bills included early voting procedures and expanded access to birth control. The Legislature will meet again in a special session scheduled to be held June 15 focusing on the state […]

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Tennessee State Capitol Building

Last week Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly passed House Bill 1201, which requires 501(c)4 organizations to disclose any expenses over $5,000 in the 60 days leading up to an election when using candidate names and images. The bill seeks to create more […]

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April 27, 2022  •  

Florida Special Session Called

Florida Capitol Building

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called for a special session to consider legislation related to property insurance. This session will convene on May 23 and adjourn no later than May 27. The main purpose of the special session is to […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

West Virginia’s special session adjourned on April 26. Lawmakers planned on dealing with 17 bills, but many did not pass. The most debated bill was Senate Bill 2001, which eventually passed after being vetoed by the governor due to technical […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The 444th Maryland General Assembly adjourned from its 90-day session on April 11 with over 600 bills being passed as of Monday morning. Passed legislation includes a compromise increasing local budgets for highway repairs, additional measures to enhance Maryland’s cybersecurity […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on April 5 after over 90 days in session. This extended session was highlighted by lowered state taxes, redistricting, and the creation of a medical marijuana program. This does affect lobbyist reporting. The lobbyist […]

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