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December 18, 2019  •  

West Virginia House Adjourns Special Session

West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

The House of Delegates adjourned the Second Extraordinary Session of 2019 on December 16 after reconvening the same day. Before adjourning, the House passed Senate Bill 2001. Senate Bill 2001 extends tax credits for tourism development projects through December 2025.

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Today, Governor-elect Roy Cooper filed a legal challenge against Senate Bill 4. Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens agreed to block the law from taking effect while the lawsuit is pending. Senate Bill 4 would have taken effect January […]

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Circuit Judge Mark Barnett ruled yesterday that Initiated Measure 22 cannot be separated into different parts, issuing an order blocking the entire law from taking effect. Initiated Measure 22 was approved by the majority of South Dakota voters last month […]

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North Carolina lawmakers adjourned a special session yesterday without taking any action to repeal House Bill 2. The special session was called by Gov. Pat McCrory specifically for the purpose of repealing the bill. House Bill 2 restricts which restrooms […]

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On Monday, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and retired State Senator and Judge Quentin L. Kopp filed a lawsuit in the Sacramento Superior Court seeking to invalidate Senate Bill 1107. SB 1107 was passed this fall and allows any municipality […]

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On December 14, Portland City Council voted 3-2 to pass the Open and Accountable Elections package to create a public campaign finance matching system. The publicly funded election system is modeled on New York City’s public campaign financing program. The […]

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A South Dakota judge has issued a preliminary injunction on Initiated Measure 22. Initiated Measure 22 was approved by the majority of South Dakota voters last month as an act to revise campaign finance and lobbying laws. The injunction will […]

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Nearly a month after Election Day, Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor’s race today in a video message posted to YouTube, making Democrat Roy Cooper the next governor of North Carolina. Following weeks of recounts and challenges alleging voter fraud, […]

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The regular legislative session is fast approaching and is set to convene January 9, 2017. With 30 days before the official start date, December 10, 2016, will mark the date legislators and state executive officeholders may not solicit or accept […]

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The lawsuit filed in state court to block the government ethics overhaul recently approved by voters will have its first hearing December 8th. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Initiated Measure 22 which became effective last week restricting campaign contributions […]

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Gov. Jerry Brown has selected 34th Congressional District Rep. Xavier Becerra to be the next attorney general of California. The attorney general position became available when Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate in the November election. State law […]

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August 5, 2016  •  

See You at NCSL!

We are on our way to the NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago! See you there!  

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The California Senate voted to reverse the ban on members raising money from lobbyist employers during budget negotiations. The ban would have gone into effect upon the governor’s release of the revised budget, which is set for May 13. The […]

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February 13, 2015  •  

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from State and Federal Communications!

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