Marilyn Wesel, Author at State and Federal Communications

September 16, 2021  •  

Missouri Veto Session Adjourns Sine Die

Missouri Capitol Building

The veto session of the first regular session of the 101st Missouri General Assembly adjourned sine die on September 16 with no vetoes overturned by the Legislature. During the session, House Majority Leader Dean Plocher was chosen to succeed Speaker […]

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Iowa Senate - by Alexander LoGrasso

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to convene a special legislative session on October 5 to consider and enact a plan of legislative and congressional districting. This does not affect lobbyist reporting.

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Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

Iowa Republican Mike Bousselot beat Democrat Andrea Phillips by 377 votes to win the special election for House District 37. The seat became vacant in July following the death of Rep. John Landon. Republicans now hold a 59-40 lead in […]

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Cleveland City Hall - By: Erik Drost

Justin Bibb, a nonprofit executive, and City Council President Kevin Kelley will square off in Cleveland, Ohio’s mayoral general election this November after receiving the most primary votes out of a field of seven candidates. The winner will replace Frank […]

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September 10, 2021  •  

Kentucky Lawmakers End Special Session

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The first special session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on September 9. Lawmakers passed five bills in the three days of the special session shifting power away from Gov. Andy Beshear to local governments to address the […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Illinois House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 539 with the amendatory veto issued by Gov. JB Pritzker. The bill passed along party lines in a vote taken September 9, after it was rejected in an earlier vote last week. […]

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September 9, 2021  •  

Iowa Rep. Wes Breckenridge Resigns

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Rep. Wes Breckenridge is resigning from the Iowa House effective September 10 after taking a job at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Breckenridge has represented House District 29 since 2016. Iowa law requires a special election to be called within […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Illinois House of Representatives has returned to Springfield for a special session starting at noon today to consider urgent energy legislation and vote on the amendatory veto of Senate Bill 539 issued by Gov. JB Pritzker in August. The […]

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September 7, 2021  •  

Kentucky Governor Calls Special Session

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called a special session of the General Assembly to begin Tuesday, September 7. The call comes two weeks after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled a lower court was wrong to block new laws limiting the scope […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois State House lawmakers killed an ethics omnibus bill by rejecting the Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 539 issued by Gov. JB Pritzker last week. The requested amendment was a minor change to the bill to keep the current process […]

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The Kentucky State Capitol building

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that special elections will be held on November 2 to fill three vacancies in the General Assembly per writs of election issued by Gov. Andy Beshear. Voters will choose two new state representatives […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker issued an amendatory veto of Senate Bill 539 lawmakers requested to maintain the current process regarding ethics investigations. Pritzker pledged to certify the bill once the amendatory veto passes the Legislature. The bill expands state lobbyist […]

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Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Wisconsin lawmakers introduced seven bills to address a campaign finance system perceived to favor wealthy donors. The proposed campaign finance reforms include lower contribution limits for statewide candidates; a broader definition of political action committee; a prohibition on making expenditures […]

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The Kentucky State Capitol building

Kentucky Rep. Robert Goforth, who won reelection despite facing criminal charges for allegedly choking a woman during a domestic dispute, resigned from his House District 89 seat. A House panel dismissed a citizen’s impeachment petition seeking his removal from office […]

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