Joanna Kamvouris, Author at State and Federal Communications

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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Arkansas State Capitol

The Arkansas Legislature will return from its extended recess on September 29, continuing the regular session of the 93rd General Assembly. According to the schedule released by Senate President Pro Tempore Jimmy Hickey, the General Assembly will return to vote […]

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In light of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ida, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the delay of upcoming fall elections that featured important Constitutional questions statewide and municipal elections in New Orleans. The October 9 primary election will be […]

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has selected September 28 as the date of the House District 118 special election to replace former state Rep. Leo Pacheco. Pacheco resigned effective August 19 to accept a position with San Antonio College. House District […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling state lawmakers back for a third special session on September 20 to begin redrawing legislative and Congressional districts. Gov. Abbott also added other items to the agenda, including how to distribute federal pandemic aid and whether […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on August 5 that a second special legislative session will begin at noon August 7 with an expanded agenda. The 17-item agenda still includes well-known Abbott priorities like the election bill that caused House Democrats […]

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A Senate bill in Hawaii passed affecting the reporting of electioneering communications. Senate Bill 404 provides persons, including corporations, making expenditures for electioneering communications in an aggregate amount of $1,000 instead of $2,000 during any calendar year must file reports […]

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A Texas House bill relating to restrictions on accepting political contributions has passed. House Bill 2283 provides the joint elections commission, county election commission, and county election board may not accept a contribution of $1,000 or more, including the value […]

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Arkansas State Capitol

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson reinstated the states’ general health emergency July 29 and called for a special legislative session to convene in the first week of August. Hutchinson cited staffing shortages at hospitals along with the rising number of COVID […]

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The Hawaii State Senate will convene a special session Tuesday, July 27 to review judicial appointments. The special session will only address the judicial appointments of Dan Gluck to the Intermediate Court of Appeals and Lesley Maloian to the District […]

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The Louisiana Legislature ended its first-ever veto override session July 23 after failing to gather enough support to overturn any of the 28 bills Gov. John Bel Edwards had vetoed. During the session, which could have lasted until midnight July […]

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

Louisiana lawmakers will convene for the first veto override session in history as the Republican-dominated Legislature plans to challenge Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ vetoes on a transgender sports ban, a gun rights expansion and as many as 26 other […]

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Louisiana election officials have scheduled a special election November 13 for the District 102 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The seat became vacant after former incumbent Gary Carter Jr. was elected to the state Senate on June 12. […]

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige

The special session of the Hawaii Legislature adjourned sine die July 8, spanning a brief two days. Lawmakers made several corrections to the state budget at the suggestion of Gov. David Ige and overrode six veto measures, including House Bill […]

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