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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

The Kentucky State Capitol building

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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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Senate President Don Harmon issued a joint proclamation calling on the Legislature to convene on August 31 for a one-day special session to make changes in the new state legislative district map after […]

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Cleveland City Hall - By: Erik Drost

Cleveland City Council adopted rule changes at the August 18 meeting to allow public comment at regular council meetings beginning at the September 20 Meeting. The new rules make public comments the fifth item in the order of business at council […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation changing the vendor disclosure due date. Effective immediately, Senate Bill 581 requires the Vendor Payment Program financial backer disclosure to be filed on August 1 of each year for the previous fiscal year. The […]

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Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to schedule a special election for House District 37 on September 14 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. John Landon on July 29, 2021. Iowa law requires a special […]

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Michigan State Flag

In the Sterling Heights, Michigan nonpartisan mayoral primary election incumbent Mayor Michael C. Taylor received the most votes and will face Ken Nelson in the Nov. 2 general election. The City Council will also be elected on Nov. 2 when […]

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Downtown Detroit, Michigan

In Detroit’s nonpartisan mayoral primary election, incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan, seeking his third term, overwhelmingly won the day with Anthony Adams coming in second. Duggan and Adams will vie for Mayor in the Nov. 2 general election. Incumbent Janice M. […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Two special primaries were held yesterday to determine who would be on the ballot for the Nov. 2 special election to fill two vacant state senate seats. For Michigan State Senate District 8, Democrat Martin Genter and Republican Douglas Wozniak […]

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