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The Hawaii Senate will convene for a third special session on October 28 to consider and confirm District and Circuit Court positions. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a videoconference hearing on October 27 to submit testimony. Decision-making will occur […]

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October 22, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned its special session on October 20. During the three-day session, lawmakers approved bills regarding development and other preparations of the Ford Memphis Regional Megasite project, including the allocation of $884 million from the state’s fiscal […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he intends to call a special session of the Florida Legislature in November. Though the specific dates have not been set, the session will take up issues regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

West Virginia lawmakers completed their third special session after approving redistricting plans. In addition to approving new House and Senate districts, the Legislature passed a bill to require employers to allow religious and health exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The […]

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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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Senate Speaker Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton announced the Tennessee Legislature will convene a special session on October 27. The special session will focus solely on COVID-19 issues including mask and vaccine mandates. This will be the third […]

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October 15, 2021  •  

Special Session Announced

Alabama State Capitol Building

Gov. Kay Ivey announced a second special session of the Alabama Legislature to convene on October 28. The purpose of the special session is to undertake the decennial redistricting process.

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October 11, 2021  •  

Legislature Convenes Third Special Session

West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

Gov. Jim Justice has called the West Virginia Legislature back for the third special session of the year to convene on October 11. In the proclamation, Gov. Justice requested the Legislature take up decennial redistricting, the appropriation of federal funding, […]

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Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to convene a second special legislative session on October 28 to consider a second set of maps as part of the redistricting process. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) will release a second […]

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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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October 5, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Alabama State Capitol Building

The special session of the Alabama Legislature adjourned October 1 after approving Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan to allocate COVID-19 relief funding to a prison infrastructure plan. Another special session is expected to be called to take up the issue of […]

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October 1, 2021  •  

Special Session Announced

Tennessee State Capitol Building

Gov. Bill Lee called for a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on October 18 to address funding, buildout, and oversight of Ford’s historic $5.6 billion investment at the Memphis Regional Megasite, located in Fayette and Haywood […]

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September 30, 2021  •  

Maine Legislature Holds Special Session

Maine Capitol Building

The Maine State Legislature convened in a one-day special session on September 29 to pass the state’s redistricting plans. Both the House and Senate adjourned sine die that afternoon.

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September 30, 2021  •  

Alaska to hold Fourth Special Session

Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued an amended Executive Proclamation convening the Legislature into a fourth special session October 4, 2021. The Legislature is tasked to create a supplemental appropriation for the 2021 Permanent Fund Dividend, consider acts relating to the […]

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