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June 12, 2024  •  

New York General Assembly Adjourns

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The New York General Assembly adjourned on June 8. Lawmakers introduced various bills on the use of materially deceptive media or synthetic media in political communications. Of these bills, only Senate Bill 9678B passed, which contains technical changes to better […]

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The second regular session of the 102nd General Assembly adjourned sine die as of midnight May 30, in accordance with the constitution. Lawmakers passed a campaign finance bill permitting committees to use credit cards and debit cards authorized and paid […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Legislature adjourned May 29. Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2412 preventing candidates who were not in the primary from being listed on the ballot at the general election. However, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Gail Noll issued a temporary injunction […]

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National/Federal With Debate Deal, Trump and Biden Sideline a Storied Campaign Institution DNyuz – Adam Nagourney (New York Times) | Published: 5/16/2024 The agreement by President Biden and Donald Trump to move ahead with two presidential debates, and sideline the Commission on […]

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Alabama State Capitol Building

The Alabama Legislature adjourned earlier than expected this year on May 9. Lawmakers declined to pass a bill to rewrite large portions of the Alabama Ethics Act. House Bill 227 would have relaxed gift restrictions; weakened powers of the Alabama […]

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The second regular session of the Wisconsin State Assembly concluded on May 15. During the session, lawmakers passed campaign finance bills related to disclosures and lobbyist contributions. Assembly Bill 664 requires any audio or video communication paid for by a […]

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The Alaska Legislature adjourned sine die on May 16 after pushing through a flurry of bills in the final days. The Senate adjourned right before the midnight hour on Wednesday while the House continued to work into Thursday morning. This […]

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday, May 10. During the session, lawmakers passed House Bill 875, which overhauls the Vermont ethics laws. The bill grants the Ethics Commission the power to perform investigations and hearings. Additionally, the […]

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The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 8. During the session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 253 concerning foreign political spending. The bill prohibits foreign nationals from making contributions or expenditures and individuals from receiving contributions from foreign nationals. […]

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Lawmakers adjourned sine die on Thursday May 9. Passed bills include compensation for college sports athletes which, if signed by the governor, allows colleges to directly support college athletes while they play for the school’s team. Any bill left alive […]

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The Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on Saturday, May 4. Notable bills passed during this session include House Bill 1664, which included agents and owners of utility companies in the definition of covered person for the purposes of political contribution […]

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Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee Legislature adjourned sine die on April 25. Notable passed legislation included a bill to allow armed teachers in classrooms; a bill establishing new penalties for PACs; and a bill providing a $1.9 billion tax cut and refund for […]

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April 29, 2024  •  

Iowa Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The second regular session of the 90th Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die early in the morning on Saturday, April 20 after an all-night session. Lawmakers are only paid for 100 days and worked 104 days to agree on a […]

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Maine Capitol Building

The second regular session of the 131st Legislature statutorily adjourned on April 17. The Legislature reconvenes May 10 for a veto session before adjourning sine die. The general effective date for nonemergency laws passed is August 9. This does affect […]

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