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The Nevada special session ended November 16 with Gov. Steve Sisolak signing off on updated redistricting maps. The Democratic-controlled Legislature passed the maps with zero support from the Republican minority and expect lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the maps. The […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Oregon to Hold Special Session

Oregon State Capitol Building

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced she is in talks with legislative leaders and housing advocates to construct a plan to increase funds in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The federal funds allocated to Oregon to assist renters and owners […]

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November 12, 2021  •  

Nevada to Convene Special Session

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A special session announced by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak begins November 12 to vote on new congressional maps. Nevada is a swing state with 38% of voters not identifying with the Democratic or Republican party, raising the political importance of […]

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November 11, 2021  •  

Donald Tatro Appointed to Senate

Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

Reno, Nevada Republican Donald Tatro has been chosen to fill the seat in Senate District 16 after Sen. Ben Kieckhefer accepted an appointment to the Nevada Gaming Commission. Tatro does not plan to run in the 2022 general election.

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November 9, 2021  •  

California Justice Resigns

California Capitol Building

California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentine Cuellar has resigned to become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after serving as a justice for seven years. Gov. Newsom will be tasked with appointing a replacement. To remain a justice, the […]

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November 5, 2021  •  

Wyoming Legislature Adjourns

Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

The Wyoming Legislature adjourned their special session after passing HB 1002, outlawing enforcement of federal vaccine mandates. Included in HB 1002 is the ability for Wyoming’s attorney general to initiate or participate in litigation and take any appropriate action to […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Alaska’s fourth special session adjourned under little fanfare. Governor Dunleavy tasked members of the Alaskan Legislature to fund another permanent fund dividend payment, a request met with legislative apathy. The Senate held only one floor session while the house met […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

Members of the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) have released an advisory opinion, proposing new limits on contributions to political campaigns. Under the new restrictions, an individual would be limited to $1,500 in donations per candidate or group per year […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Harrell Wins Mayoral Race

Bruce Harrell, By: Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 3.0

Seattle’s mayoral race, a hotly contested race between current and former Seattle City Council presidents, ended in a landslide victory for Bruce Harrell with 65% of the votes. The election, a race between progressive and moderate Democrats, was affected by […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

State Representative Clem to Step Down

Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

State Representative Brian Clem has announced he will leave the Oregon Legislature before the end of his term. Clem, a Democrat from House District 21, stated he will vacate his seat to take care of his ailing mother, who is […]

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October 27, 2021  •  

Idaho to Return to Regular Session

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Speaker of the House Scott Bedke announced the Idaho Legislature will reconvene November 15 to address Federal Covid-19 rules for employers and consider an ethics complaint against Rep. Priscilla Giddings. Normally, only Idaho’s Governor has the power to call a […]

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October 20, 2021  •  

Wyoming Special Session Announced

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A special legislative session has been announced by the Wyoming Legislature after a majority of state House and Senate members voted in favor of convening. The session will begin October 26 and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn on October 28. […]

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October 19, 2021  •  

FPPC Proposes New Rule Changes

Sacramento, CA Skyline - Basil D Soufi

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has announced that on November 18 the commission will consider proposed regulations concerning electronic signatures and lobbying record keeping. The FPPC seeks to clarify an “original” filing can be made with an electronic signature. […]

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Oregon Supreme Court - by Cacophony

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has announced hearings for proposed Oregon Administrative Rule changes to take place on October 18. The changes seek to clarify various definitions, edit internal references, and update rule language to conform to electronic filing requirements. […]

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