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The Louisiana Legislature will hold its special session on political redistricting from February 1 to February 20. State lawmakers will deliberate on new maps for Louisiana’s U.S. House seats, the state House of Representatives, Senate, Public Service Commission, Board of […]

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January 19, 2022  •  

Alabama Special Session Announced

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Gov. Kay Ivey announced a special session to address how the state will use the remaining first-round funds from the American Rescue Plan. Alabama still has about $443 million left to be used for pandemic-related health care services and reimbursement. […]

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January 17, 2022  •  

Change in Oregon House Leadership

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The Oregon House Democratic Caucus nominated Rep. Dan Rayfield as speaker, replacing Rep. Tina Kotek. House Democrats have also elected Rep. Julie Fahey as majority leader to replace Rep. Barbara Smith Warner. These changes within the party stem from a […]

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Despite a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Gov. Mike Parson did not file writs of election to fill the six vacancies in the Missouri House. Ashcroft expressed disappointment after the Monday deadline to place special elections on the […]

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January 10, 2022  •  

West Virginia Special Session Called

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West Virginia Gov. Justice has called for a special session on January 10 to consider and act upon several items relating to economic development. These items include a bill establishing a “West Virginia Industrial Advancement Act” and supplemental appropriation bills.

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State of Hawaii

Leading up to the January 19 start date of the 2022 legislative session, Hawaii state leaders in the Senate and House have announced the state Capitol will be closed to the public due to rising concerns over the continuing COVID-19 […]

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January 6, 2022  •  

Washington Legislature Goes Virtual

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Washington’s fast-approaching 2022 legislative session has hit a bit of a snag with the rampant Omicron variant. The chief clerk of the House has announced that his chamber will hold its floor sessions remotely for the first two weeks of […]

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The Illinois Legislature canceled two of the three days scheduled this week and may cancel the session for next week due to a spike in daily average of COVID-19 cases. House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the House and Senate […]

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December 14, 2021  •  

Oregon Adjourns Special Session

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The Oregon Legislature adjourned after their one-day special session. Lawmakers passed a $215 million emergency rental assistance bill, with $100 million earmarked to immediately assist the looming eviction crisis. Policymakers also passed a bill to combat illegal cannabis sellers, assist […]

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December 13, 2021  •  

Maryland Special Session Adjourns

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The Maryland General Assembly adjourned their special session on December 9. Lawmakers approved new congressional maps and voted to override the governor’s veto of those maps. Lawmakers also voted Del. Dereck Davis to serve as state treasurer.

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Louisiana lawmakers plan to hold a three-week special session in February 2022 to address redistricting. Several lawmakers are concerned that if the state’s population doesn’t grow enough, Louisiana could lose a Congressional district after the 2030 census. The state’s population […]

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will call the Legislature into a special session December 6 to finalize and approve new legislative district maps. The special session will also address how to spend the outstanding American Rescue Plan Acts funds. It is […]

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December 2, 2021  •  

Georgia Special Session Adjourns

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The Georgia General Assembly adjourned the special session on November 22. The special session was dedicated to the redrawing of state and federal districts, which passed mainly on party lines. The newly approved maps were sent to Gov. Brian Kemp […]

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Arkansas State Capitol

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will call the Legislature back into a special session beginning December 7 to take up a tax cut plan. The primary focus of the special session will be on the tax cut package that calls for […]

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