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November 3, 2021  •  

Mississippi Senate Heads to Runoff

Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

With no candidate securing a majority, the Mississippi Senate District 32 race is heading for a runoff election. Rob Hickman and Dr. Minh Duong will face each other in the special runoff election scheduled for November 23.

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November 3, 2021  •  

Youngkin Wins Gubernatorial Bid

Glenn Youngkin from Virginia, United States, CC BY-SA

In a close race which garnered national attention, Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin will be Virginia’s next governor after defeating Terry McAuliffe. Youngkin becomes the first Republican to win a gubernatorial bid since 2009.

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November 3, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned the third special session on October 30. Lawmakers passed several bills limiting COVID-19 restrictions and mandates. In addition to these measures, lawmakers also introduced and passed Senate Bill 9009 making school board elections partisan elections. […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Florida Special Session Dates Set

Florida Capitol Building

Gov. Ron DeSantis has set the dates for the November Florida Legislature’s special session concerning COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Lawmakers will convene the special session on November 15 and can adjourn no later than November 19.

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October 28, 2021  •  

Special Elections Finally Scheduled

Florida Capitol Building

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced special election dates for Senate District 33, House District 88, and House District 94. The special primary election will be held on January 11, 2022, followed by the special general election on March 8, […]

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October 22, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned its special session on October 20. During the three-day session, lawmakers approved bills regarding development and other preparations of the Ford Memphis Regional Megasite project, including the allocation of $884 million from the state’s fiscal […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he intends to call a special session of the Florida Legislature in November. Though the specific dates have not been set, the session will take up issues regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

West Virginia lawmakers completed their third special session after approving redistricting plans. In addition to approving new House and Senate districts, the Legislature passed a bill to require employers to allow religious and health exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The […]

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Tennessee Capitol Building

Senate Speaker Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton announced the Tennessee Legislature will convene a special session on October 27. The special session will focus solely on COVID-19 issues including mask and vaccine mandates. This will be the third […]

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October 15, 2021  •  

Special Session Announced

Alabama State Capitol Building

Gov. Kay Ivey announced a second special session of the Alabama Legislature to convene on October 28. The purpose of the special session is to undertake the decennial redistricting process.

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October 11, 2021  •  

Legislature Convenes Third Special Session

West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

Gov. Jim Justice has called the West Virginia Legislature back for the third special session of the year to convene on October 11. In the proclamation, Gov. Justice requested the Legislature take up decennial redistricting, the appropriation of federal funding, […]

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October 5, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Alabama State Capitol Building

The special session of the Alabama Legislature adjourned October 1 after approving Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan to allocate COVID-19 relief funding to a prison infrastructure plan. Another special session is expected to be called to take up the issue of […]

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October 1, 2021  •  

Special Session Announced

Tennessee State Capitol Building

Gov. Bill Lee called for a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on October 18 to address funding, buildout, and oversight of Ford’s historic $5.6 billion investment at the Memphis Regional Megasite, located in Fayette and Haywood […]

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October 1, 2021  •  

Contribution Limits Increased

Georgia State Capitol Building

The Georgia Campaign Finance Commission has voted to approve the biennial increase to contribution limits. The limit for statewide offices increased $600 up to $7,600 for each primary and general election and $400 up to $4,500 for each runoff. The […]

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