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Montana Capitol Building - gillfoto

Montana District Court Judge Michael Menahan said he will temporarily block the implementation of two sections of Senate Bill 319. The bill was amended late, with the amendment adding the two sections in question. One amendment revised how political committees […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber announced the recall campaign against Gov. Gavin Newsom had enough signatures to move forward. The recall effort was able to collect 1,719,900 signatures for the election. The election will most likely take place in […]

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Boise, Idaho - by Jyoni Shuler, CC

The Boise City Council will vote on the creation of geographic districts for the November 2021 City Council elections. In 2020, Idaho lawmakers passed a bill requiring all cities with a population of more than 100,000 to create legislative districts […]

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Oregon State Capitol Building

The Oregon Legislature adjourned sine die June 26 after passing a flurry of bills in the twilight hours of the 2021 legislative session. The Democratic-led Legislature passed sweeping police reform, a state budget focused on economic recovery, and bills focusing […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber announced that the Cal-Access Replacement System, scheduled to roll out June 30, will be postponed. The replacement system seeks to update the current paper driven system to an electronic system.

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

On June 18, the Alaska Legislature adjourned a special session after failing to alter the effective date of the state budget. Under the Alaska constitution, bills take effect 90 days after enactment unless two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of […]

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Montana Capitol Building - gillfoto

Montana’s Supreme Court has held Senate Bill 140 is constitutional. SB 140 allows the governor to appoint judges directly, abolishing the judicial nomination commission.

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak

Nevada Gov. Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 126, which changed Nevada’s presidential caucus system to a government-run primary election. The bill requires to the presidential primary to be held on the first Tuesday in February in a presidential election year.

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

Members of the Joint Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions voted to draft bills to create either an open primary or a ranked-choice voting system. Currently, Wyoming operates under a dual partisan primary system. Under this system, each party […]

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June 11, 2021  •  

Oregon Expels Lawmaker

Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

The Oregon House voted to expel Rep. Mike Nearman after he allowed demonstrators, some who were armed, into the Capitol on December 21, 2020, while the House was in a special session. The District 23 seat will most likely remain […]

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

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and statehouse leaders announced there will not be a special session this July. The July special session was to be called for deliberation on how to best allocate the federal relief money given by the American […]

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The city of Portland adopted new and amended Auditor Administrative Rules (ARAs) following a public comment period. The administrative rule changes are a result of previous litigation and court cases; a need for updating certain dollar amounts to comply with […]

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

The Nevada Legislature adjourned sine die June 1. In the last day of the session, the Legislature passed bills to license cannabis lounges; overhaul state voting policies; change the date of the state’s presidential primary; and mandate all active voters […]

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Downtown San Diego, California

The city of San Diego has declined to renew their contract with Netfile, the city’s longtime online campaign disclosure vendor. There have been reports that online campaign disclosures will be available for eFile-SD by June 2021. During the outage of […]

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