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Oklahoma Capitol Building

The Oklahoma Legislature called a concurrent legislative session to begin May 18 concerning $1.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund spending. The special session will also cover $698 million in Large-scale Economic Activity and Development Act (LEAD Act) allocations […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The Alaska Legislature adjourned sin die late Wednesday after finally coming to an agreement on the state’s budget bill. Lawmakers set this year’s dividend for each resident at $3,200 from Alaska’s Permanent Fund, a fund derived from the state’s oil […]

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May 13, 2022  •  

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Vermont Capitol Building

The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on Thursday, May 12. Lawmakers passed Vermont’s first statewide ethics code with new gift limits and a revolving door provision applicable to legislative employees. Bills related to campaign finance were introduced, but not […]

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The South Carolina Legislature adjourned on Thursday, May 12. Passed bills included early voting procedures and expanded access to birth control. The Legislature will meet again in a special session scheduled to be held June 15 focusing on the state […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The 73rd Colorado General Assembly adjourned sine die May 11. During the session, legislation related to campaign finance was introduced. House Bill 1060 was passed, creating aggregate limits on candidates for school district director from persons other than small donor […]

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May 10, 2022  •  

Maine Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Maine Capitol Building

The second regular session of the 130th Maine Legislature adjourned sine die on May 9. Two campaign finance bills were passed during the session and signed by the governor. Legislative Document 1782, effective January 1, 2023, permits business entities to […]

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State of Hawaii

The Hawaii Legislature adjourned its regular session sine die May 5. During the session, several bills related to campaign finance were introduced. House Bill 1423, with its last action on March 18, was introduced but has not passed. The bill […]

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May 6, 2022  •  

Connecticut Legislature Adjourns

Connecticut State Capitol - by: John Phelan, CC BY 3.0

The 2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned on May 4. Lawmakers passed a state budget including more than $600 million in tax cuts, made Juneteenth a state holiday, and dedicated $300 million toward fighting the opioid epidemic. Bills […]

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The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas. (c) 2018 Tony Webster

The Kansas Legislature adjourned its special veto session just after 2 a.m. on April 29. During the recently concluded veto session, the Legislature passed the omnibus spending bill to fund public schools and special education. Typically, upon veto adjournment, the […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

The 107th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die on April 20 after 60 days in session. Due to term limits, 11 senators are leaving the Legislature and an additional two decided not to seek reelection. The term limit senators include Henderson […]

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April 27, 2022  •  

Florida Special Session Called

Florida Capitol Building

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called for a special session to consider legislation related to property insurance. This session will convene on May 23 and adjourn no later than May 27. The main purpose of the special session is to […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

West Virginia’s special session adjourned on April 26. Lawmakers planned on dealing with 17 bills, but many did not pass. The most debated bill was Senate Bill 2001, which eventually passed after being vetoed by the governor due to technical […]

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April 15, 2022  •  

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Kentucky State Capitol building

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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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The 444th Maryland General Assembly adjourned from its 90-day session on April 11 with over 600 bills being passed as of Monday morning. Passed legislation includes a compromise increasing local budgets for highway repairs, additional measures to enhance Maryland’s cybersecurity […]

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