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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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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

The Kentucky State Capitol building

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

Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

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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