Joanna Kamvouris, Author at State and Federal Communications

State of Hawaii

The Hawaii State Senate will convene a special session on June 20 to review judicial appointments. Judicial appointments are for Jill M. Hasegawa and Joanna E. Sokolow to the District Family Court of the 3rd Circuit – Hawaii Island, and […]

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June 7, 2022  •  

Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Louisiana State Capitol - by: Jim Plylar, CC BY-SA 3.0

Louisiana lawmakers adjourned the 2022 regular session sine die on the evening of June 6. During the session, legislators balanced the budget as well as spending related to education, healthcare, and critical infrastructure. Trigger language to Louisiana law will end […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned its regular session on May 27 without referring any measures to the 2022 ballot for voters to consider. During the session, lawmakers considered referring constitutional amendments and state statutes to the ballot. Fifteen constitutional amendments and […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Legislature called a concurrent legislative session to begin May 18 concerning $1.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund spending. The special session will also cover $698 million in Large-scale Economic Activity and Development Act (LEAD Act) allocations […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The 73rd Colorado General Assembly adjourned sine die May 11. During the session, legislation related to campaign finance was introduced. House Bill 1060 was passed, creating aggregate limits on candidates for school district director from persons other than small donor […]

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State of Hawaii

The Hawaii Legislature adjourned its regular session sine die May 5. During the session, several bills related to campaign finance were introduced. House Bill 1423, with its last action on March 18, was introduced but has not passed. The bill […]

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The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas. (c) 2018 Tony Webster

The Kansas Legislature adjourned its special veto session just after 2 a.m. on April 29. During the recently concluded veto session, the Legislature passed the omnibus spending bill to fund public schools and special education. Typically, upon veto adjournment, the […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

The 107th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die on April 20 after 60 days in session. Due to term limits, 11 senators are leaving the Legislature and an additional two decided not to seek reelection. The term limit senators include Henderson […]

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Flag of Colorado - by Seth Haller, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law legislation creating campaign finance limits for school board races for the first time. House Bill 1060 will cap individual donations at $2,500 and small donor committees at $25,000 per school board candidate. The […]

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Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

Utah lawmakers passed a lobbying transparency bill establishing requirements for foreign agents and amending the definition of lobbying. House Bill 90 defines the term foreign agent and requires a foreign agent to register with the lieutenant governor. Under the bill, […]

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Texas State Flag

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott set June 14 as the date for an emergency special election to fill the House seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela. Vela resigned from Congress on March 31 just months before the end of his […]

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The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas. (c) 2018 Tony Webster

The Kansas Legislature adjourned its regular session sine die in the early hours of Saturday, April 2. During the session, several bills related to campaign finance were introduced but not passed. House Bill 2707, related to political advertising, sought to […]

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Louisiana State Capitol - by: Jim Plylar, CC BY-SA 3.0

Louisiana lawmakers will hold a special veto override session beginning Wednesday, March 30 as Republicans attempt to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ rejection of a new congressional map. Democrats proposed about a dozen maps that showed enough Black voters […]

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Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox will call lawmakers for a special legislative session to consider financial and legal issues regarding House Bill 11, relating to student eligibility in interscholastic activities. The call is set for 2 p.m. on Friday, March 25. […]

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