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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

The 2021 legislative session will start off closed to all but lawmakers, essential staff, and some members of the media. All others will participate virtually, according to a logistics plan issued by the Legislative Counsel Bureau. The plan released on […]

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Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

Lawmakers convened the 122nd Indiana General Assembly with several adjustments due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These changes include moving the House of Representatives to the Government Center South building and installing plexiglass barriers in Senate. Neither chamber is requiring […]

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Florida Capitol Building

The Florida House and Senate have instituted COVID-19 safety protocols during committee meetings ahead of the 2021 legislative session. For the month of January, Senate committee meetings will be limiting in-person attendance to individuals invited by the committee leaders. Rooms […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Illinois House elected Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch as speaker of the House. This took place shortly after the swearing-in of newly elected General Assembly members, to start the 2021 regular session. Welch succeeds Rep. Michael Madigan, the longest-serving statehouse […]

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January 14, 2021  •  

Wisconsin Governor Calls Special Session

Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced he was calling a special session of the Legislature during his State of the State address, delivered virtually for the first time in the state’s history. He called the special session to consider the State […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The Colorado Legislature will convene for the 2021 regular session on January 13. However, it is expected to pause soon after until February 16 due to growing COVID-19 concerns in the state. Lawmakers will convene to address urgent business, including […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Illinois Legislature began a final session for the 101st General Assembly on January 8. The Senate met at the Capitol while the House met at the Bank of Springfield Center. The separate meeting locations accommodated social distancing due to […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Another new batch of states are going in session this week! Are you ready? Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Delaware Georgia Idaho Illinois Iowa Maryland Michigan New Jersey South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming It’s […]

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North Dakota Capitol Building

The North Dakota Legislature convened January 5 for the 2021 session with improvements to live streaming and remote technology, making remote testimony by the public possible. Committee meetings and floor sessions will be carried live. House and Senate floor sessions […]

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Vermont Capitol Building

Both the Vermont House and Senate are scheduled to begin their 2021 sessions Wednesday, January 6. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of lawmakers will be attending remotely to swear in new members of both chambers and to […]

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January 6, 2021  •  

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance California: “Ex-Election Watchdog Urged to Probe Donation to Newsom Recall Bid” by Nathan Solis for Courthouse News Service New York: “Three Men Gave $250 Each to a Candidate for City Comptroller – and Say They Never Heard of […]

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In 2021, every state—along with the District of Columbia, Federal Government, and Puerto Rico—will be in session…but not at the same time. A good number of them are starting this week…but which ones? Federal Connecticut District of Columbia Indiana Kentucky […]

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Tennessee State Capitol Building

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced the Legislature will convene for a special session on January 19, 2021 to address education challenges due to COVID-19. Lee has asked lawmakers to focus on key issues including learning loss, funding, accountability, literacy, […]

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Wisconsin Capitol - photo by Dori

Wisconsin Lawmakers ended the third special session on December 22, with a final adjournment pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1. The session was called by Gov. Tony Evers and began on August 31, 2020. Wisconsin law does not require lawmakers […]

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