Joanna Kamvouris, Author at State and Federal Communications

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The Louisiana Legislature will hold its special session on political redistricting from February 1 to February 20. State lawmakers will deliberate on new maps for Louisiana’s U.S. House seats, the state House of Representatives, Senate, Public Service Commission, Board of […]

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A special election for Houston City Council District G is scheduled for January 25, 2022. The special election was called after former incumbent Greg Travis resigned on October 27 to run for the District 133 seat in the Texas House of Representatives. […]

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New Mexico legislators concluded a volatile 12-day special session December 17 by granting final approval for a new map for Senate districts and authorizing an emergency update to New Mexico’s medical malpractice law. The two proposals now head to Gov. […]

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Louisiana lawmakers plan to hold a three-week special session in February 2022 to address redistricting. Several lawmakers are concerned that if the state’s population doesn’t grow enough, Louisiana could lose a Congressional district after the 2030 census. The state’s population […]

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will call the Legislature into a special session December 6 to finalize and approve new legislative district maps. The special session will also address how to spend the outstanding American Rescue Plan Acts funds. It is […]

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will call the Legislature back into a special session beginning December 7 to take up a tax cut plan. The primary focus of the special session will be on the tax cut package that calls for […]

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly will reconvene the Kansas Legislature for a special session on November 22 to address vaccine mandates. The special session will aim to take up proposals to make it easier for workers to claim religious exemptions to […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission will hold a regular meeting with an opportunity for public comment regarding lobbying issues on Friday, November 12 at the State Capitol Building. The Commission will accept comment from the public on the following issues: whether […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox has called the Utah Legislature into a special session on redistricting set to begin November 9 at 10:30 a.m. Lawmakers will vote on a set of maps that will determine the boundaries of Utah’s political districts, from […]

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson set a February 8 special election date to replace Sen. Lance Eads of Springdale. Eads resigned to take a lobbying job. Former state Rep. Jim Bob Duggar is the only announced candidate so far. The governor’s […]

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State of Hawaii

The Hawaii Senate will convene for a third special session on October 28 to consider and confirm District and Circuit Court positions. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a videoconference hearing on October 27 to submit testimony. Decision-making will occur […]

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has called for a special session of the Oklahoma Legislature on November 15 to address redistricting issues caused by the delayed release of 2020 census data by the U.S. Census Bureau. The special session has been […]

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The City of Aurora opened its Lobbyist Registration Portal. The city’s Ordinance 2021-08 took effect August 1 and quarterly activity reports are now required. The first report is due October 15. The city’s website notes the City Clerk will accept […]

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State of Hawaii

Hawaii’s Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar will step down this month from the job he’s held for nearly a decade, clearing the way for a special election to determine who will next lead the office. A special primary election […]

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