John Cetor, Author at State and Federal Communications

September 17, 2021  •  

State Senate to Convene Special Session

South Carolina Capitol Building

The South Carolina Senate will convene for a special session on October 12. Senate President Harvey Peeler hopes to limit the session’s scope to federal COVID-19 funding and redistricting, as provided in the adjournment resolution passed in May. Leaders in […]

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September 9, 2021  •  

Georgia Special Election Announced

Georgia State Capitol Building

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has announced a special election for House District 165 to coincide with the November 2 municipal elections. If needed, a runoff will be held on November 30. The House District 165 seat became vacant upon the […]

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September 7, 2021  •  

State Legislator Resigns

Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Mississippi Rep. Abe Hudson Jr. has resigned effective August 30. Hudson has held the 29th District seat since winning a special election in 2016. Gov. Tate Reeves will set a special election to fill the District 29 seat until the […]

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August 31, 2021  •  

Special Election Announced

Alabama State Capitol Building

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a special primary election for House District 76 will be held on November 16 with runoff elections held on December 14, if necessary. The special general election will be held on March 1, 2022. […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

Sen. Doug J.J. Peters has resigned effective July 30 to accept a position on the University of Maryland’s Board of Regents. Sen. Peters had previously announced he did not plan to seek reelection marking the end of his 15-year tenure […]

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August 3, 2021  •  

Special Election Announced

Alabama State Capitol Building

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a special primary election for House District 63 will be held on October 19 with runoff elections held on November 16, if necessary. The special general election will be held on February 1, 2022. […]

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The Board of County Commissioners have adopted Ordinance 21-73 adding additional requirements to the registration and reporting of lobbyists communication with the Miami-Dade County. The new requirements include requiring lobbyists to disclose the specific issues they are lobbying, lobbyist registration […]

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July 19, 2021  •  

Governor Appoints New Finance Director

Alabama State Capitol Building

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed Rep. Bill Poole to succeed Kelly Butler as state finance director. In June, Butler announced he would be retiring after over 30 years of public service due to health concerns. Rep. Poole, who has […]

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July 15, 2021  •  

Mississippi Special Elections Announced

Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has announced special elections for November 2 to fill the two Senate seats recently vacated after two Democratic Senators resigned on June 30. If needed, runoff elections will be held on November 23. Sen. Tammy Witherspoon […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

North Carolina Senate Bill 722 became law without the governor’s signature on June 28. The bill will delay certain municipal elections from 2021 to 2022 to accommodate delays in redistricting based upon 2020 Census data. This delay will effectively extend […]

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July 8, 2021  •  

Two Mississippi State Senators Resign

Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Two Mississippi state senators have announced their resignations effective June 30. Sen. Tammy Witherspoon of District 38 has resigned to serve as the newly elected mayor of Magnolia, whose term began July 1. Additionally, Sen. Sampson Jackson of District 32 […]

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Annapolis City Hall via Preserve Maryland

On June 28, the Annapolis City Council voted unanimously to adopt campaign finance reforms. Ordinance 15-21 requires any person making independent expenditures of $5,000 or more to register with the Board of Supervisors of Elections. Once registered, such persons are […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

The West Virginia Legislature held its second special session on June 24. During the one-day session, lawmakers approved adjustments of roughly $1.95 billion to the state budget, including the allocation of surplus federal relief funding. The Legislature also considered and […]

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Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has called the General Assembly to convene a special session beginning August 2. The special session will focus on judicial appointments and the allocation of over $4.3 billion in federal COVID relief funding.

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