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Cleveland City Hall - By: Erik Drost

Justin Bibb, a nonprofit executive, will be the next mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Bibb defeated Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley by 26 percentage points to become the city’s second-youngest mayor.

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North Dakota State Capitol - By Bobak Ha'Eri

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has called a special session of the Legislature to begin November 8. Lawmakers had announced a special session in September to begin November 8 but Burgum’s announcement means lawmakers will not be limited to the […]

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Iowa Senate - by Alexander LoGrasso

The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die October 28 after a one-day session in which lawmakers passed the second redistricting plan after rejecting the first one in a special session on October 5. The plan passed the Senate 48-1, with one […]

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Cincinnati City Hall - EEJCC

Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously to approve two ordinances addressing corruption in city government. Ordinance 0415-2021 prohibits City Council members from soliciting campaign contributions from developers who have an interest in any ordinance before the council. The ordinance will be […]

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USA and Northern Mariana Islands flags - by: tata_aka_T

Democrat Corina Magofna defeated Republican Grace Sablan Vaiagae in the special general election on October 16 for Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives District 3. Magofna fills the vacancy caused by the death of Ivan A. Blanco and will complete […]

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Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to convene a second special legislative session on October 28 to consider a second set of maps as part of the redistricting process. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) will release a second […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker certified the changes to Senate Bill 539, an ethics omnibus bill passed with an amendatory veto in September. Public Act 102-0664 is effective January 1, 2022, and requires state registration under the Lobbyist Registration Act by […]

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Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

The Marion Superior Court ruled that the Indiana General Assembly has the authority to convene emergency legislative sessions without the governor’s consent under House Enrolled Act 1123. Gov. Eric Holcomb filed the lawsuit, claiming the new law was unconstitutional because […]

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Cuyahoga County Courthouse - by Mikerussell

Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals Judge Larry A. Jones Sr. died unexpectedly on October 7, the third sitting judge in Cuyahoga County to die in nine days. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy McDonnell died September 28 and […]

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Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die October 5 after a one-day session in which lawmakers voted to reject the redistricting plan and passed a resolution outlining their concerns with the plan to be sent to the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency […]

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North Dakota Capitol Building

North Dakota lawmakers announced they will convene on November 8 for a special session to adopt a redistricting plan and to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Gov. Doug Burgum has not called the Legislature into session as […]

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South Dakota Capitol Building

The South Dakota Legislature will convene a special session beginning November 9 to debate the impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. Ravnsborg was charged with two misdemeanors and received no jail time for hitting and killing Joe Boever in September […]

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Iowa Senate - by Alexander LoGrasso

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for House District 29 on October 12 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Wes Breckenridge on September 10. There is no primary, and candidates will be nominated directly […]

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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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