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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson reinstated the states’ general health emergency July 29 and called for a special legislative session to convene in the first week of August. Hutchinson cited staffing shortages at hospitals along with the rising number of COVID […]

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Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order 127 calling for a special session of the Legislature to begin Tuesday, July 27 to consider a proposal to invest more than $500 million in funding for K-12 schools, the University of Wisconsin […]

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The Hawaii State Senate will convene a special session Tuesday, July 27 to review judicial appointments. The special session will only address the judicial appointments of Dan Gluck to the Intermediate Court of Appeals and Lesley Maloian to the District […]

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The Louisiana Legislature ended its first-ever veto override session July 23 after failing to gather enough support to overturn any of the 28 bills Gov. John Bel Edwards had vetoed. During the session, which could have lasted until midnight July […]

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

Louisiana lawmakers will convene for the first veto override session in history as the Republican-dominated Legislature plans to challenge Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ vetoes on a transgender sports ban, a gun rights expansion and as many as 26 other […]

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July 19, 2021  •  

New Hampshire Legislature Adjourns

New Hampshire State House - AlexiusHoratius

The New Hampshire General Court stands adjourned until the next call of the chair. Before adjourning, lawmakers passed House Bill 263, which would repeal voluntary expenditure limits, increase the expenditure and contribution reporting threshold for all political entities, and increase […]

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July 19, 2021  •  

Rhode Island Legislature Adjourned

Rhode Island State House - by Farragutful

Both chambers of the Rhode Island General Assembly recessed after passing the budget for the fiscal year 2022. The Legislature is expected to reconvene in the fall in order to address some outstanding issues. This includes a voting package that […]

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

The Connecticut General Assembly convened a one-day special session on July 14 to authorize an extension of Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers. Both the Senate and House adjourned sine die that afternoon.

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige

The special session of the Hawaii Legislature adjourned sine die July 8, spanning a brief two days. Lawmakers made several corrections to the state budget at the suggestion of Gov. David Ige and overrode six veto measures, including House Bill […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

The first special session adjourned sine die on July 7 after Minnesota lawmakers finalized the budget and passed several omnibus bills. The omnibus tax bill passed during the special session included a lobbying ban for legislators. House File 9 prohibits […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

The first special session of the Missouri General Assembly adjourned sine die on June 30. The special session began on June 23 and called by Gov. Mike Parson to focus on passing the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) extension, a tax […]

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Arizona State Capitol - by Visitor7

The Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die on June 30, concluding a 171-day session that was among the longest in recent state history. Relating to campaign finance, Senate Bill 1714 passed. Effective September 28, the bill provides a person who makes an […]

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Lawmakers will return to the Hawaii State Capitol on Tuesday, July 6 to consider overriding Gov. David Ige’s vetoes of measures the Legislature approved this year, and to make some necessary fixes to bills that deal with state finances. Gov. Ige said […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The Alaska Legislature adjourned a second special session June 28. Legislators came to an agreement changing the effective date of the state budget, allowing Alaska to avoid a government shutdown. A third special session will take place some time in […]

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