Joanna Kamvouris, Author at State and Federal Communications

Nebraska Capitol Building

The 2021 session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature has adjourned sine die June 10. Gov. Pete Ricketts addressed lawmakers, who overrode three of his vetoes. Ricketts praised senators for approving nearly $1.7 billion in property tax relief over the next […]

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Louisiana State Capitol

The Louisiana Legislature will adjourn sine die no later than 6 p.m. June 10 in accordance with state law. Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a media briefing about the 2021 legislative session 30 minutes after adjournment sine die. During […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The Colorado General Assembly adjourned sine die for the 2021 session shortly before 8 p.m. on June 8 after debating a controversial climate bill on the House floor. During the session, a bill was passed relating to local government election […]

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Texas Capitol Building

The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die May 31 after 140 days in session. Talk of a special session and questions about how soon one may happen or what additional issues Gov. Greg Abbott could task legislators with has largely defined the last […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

The 107th legislative session of the Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die May 27, earlier than anticipated. During the session, lawmakers passed the state’s two-year budget and approved significant tax reform. The Legislature is scheduled to convene in early fall for […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned its 2021 regular legislative session sine die on May 27, one day before a constitutionally mandated deadline. The House and Senate both adjourned before noon after each chamber passed a bill making some minor modifications to […]

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Kansas Capitol Building

The Kansas Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session on May 26. During the session, lawmakers in Kansas passed proposals to ban COVID-19 vaccine passports, limit efforts to track down the close contacts of people with the coronavirus […]

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Texas Capitol Building

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs announced her resignation May 20, prompting Gov. Greg Abbott to search for the fifth secretary of state during his time in office. Hughs’ nomination for another term as the state’s top elections officer was […]

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Texas Capitol Building

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has selected July 27 as the date of the special election runoff to replace the late Rep. Ron Wright in Texas’ 6th Congressional District. Ron Wright, a second-term congressman, died in February after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The race for […]

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Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has called for state legislators to meet in a special session May 19 to discuss issues including accepting and appropriating funds from the American Rescue Plan. The Legislature will also discuss prohibiting face mask requirements in […]

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Downtown Wichita - by StarksWinter

Wichita City Council members will no longer be left to police themselves on ethics violations after passing a long-awaited and much-debated policy on May 11. The ethics policy sets gift limits for elected and appointed city officials for the first […]

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The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission electronic filing systems will be down and offline for scheduled maintenance on Thursday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. The offline systems will include the candidate filing system, noncandidate committee filing system, and the […]

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Louisiana election officials have scheduled a special election for the District 7 seat in the Louisiana State Senate for July 10. The seat became vacant after Troy Carter was elected to the U.S. House to represent Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District […]

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The 31st session of the Hawaii Legislature will adjourn sine die on April 29 after 55 days in session. During the legislative session, lawmakers introduced several bills related to campaign finance and lobbying laws. Senate Bill 0166, related to campaign […]

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