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

In a unanimous ruling, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled the bill giving the General Assembly the ability to call itself into special sessions was unconstitutional. House Enrolled Act 1123 was passed with a veto override in 2021, and Gov. Eric […]

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The 92nd session of the Minnesota Legislature adjourned sine die on May 23 without passing most of the tax and spending bills. A special session is expected to be called by the governor in hopes of reaching an agreement on […]

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May 25, 2022  •  

Iowa Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

The regular session of the 89th Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 25, over a month past their target end date of April 19. During the session, lawmakers passed House File 2526, prohibiting private money from being used […]

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The second regular session of the 101st Missouri General Assembly concluded after passing a congressional redistricting map, which Gov. Parson signed. The speaker declared the session adjourned sine die as of midnight May 30, in accordance with the constitution. The […]

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The impeachment trial of Gov. Ralph Torres of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands begins on May 13. The House voted in favor of six articles of impeachment in January, including two felony charges, two corruption charges, and two […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Interim City Manager of Cincinnati, Ohio, John Curp, approved rules and regulations for the solicitation ban passed by City Council last year. Ordinance 0415-2021 prohibits councilmembers from soliciting campaign contributions from developers who have an interest before council, created the […]

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April 15, 2022  •  

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The 2022 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 14. A campaign finance and an ethics bill passed with a veto override. House Bill 740 reduces transparency in campaign finance by removing the requirement that […]

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Illinois lawmakers adjourned sine die early Saturday morning after passing a bill limiting contributions to judicial self-funding political committees and independent expenditure committees. Amendment to House Bill 716 prohibits self-funding political committees and independent expenditure committees established to support or […]

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St. Louis Gateway Arch - Daniel Schwen [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Voters in St. Louis, Missouri passed Proposition R, amending the city charter to include several new conflicts of interest provisions. Proposition R prohibits alderpersons from knowingly using their official position to influence others for their own financial benefit; requires alderpersons […]

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The Missouri Ethics Commission has four vacant seats out of six, leaving it two people short to decide any issues. The commission had to delay a decision on a complaint filed against Columbia mayoral candidate Randy Minchew on March 15, […]

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The 97th session of the South Dakota Legislature adjourned sine die on March 28 after lawmakers failed to override Gov. Kristi Noem’s three vetoes, killing legislation that would have given lawmakers more control over spending federal aid. During the session, […]

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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued a directive instructing all boards of elections in the state to remove the names of candidates for Ohio House, Ohio Senate, and State Central Committee from the May 3 primary ballot, stating that […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Michigan lawmakers introduced several new bills proposing fundamental changes for lobbying disclosure and gift laws. Senate Bill 963 requires lobbyists to file monthly reports instead of the current schedule of twice a year. The bill also includes a two-year revolving door […]

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March 16, 2022  •  

Wisconsin Ends General Session

Wisconsin Capitol - photo by Dori

The last general-business floorperiod of the 2021-2022 session of the Wisconsin General Assembly adjourned March 15. Lawmakers finished work on 80 bills so they can focus on campaigning for the fall election. Some bills are likely to be vetoed, including […]

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