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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 12. Key enacted legislation included the $1 billion pandemic relief enacted with Gov. Larry Hogan’s approval and sweeping police reform measures enacted despite Hogan’s veto. Additionally, a hotly debated immigrants’ rights […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

The West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die on April 10 after passing the $4.5 billion state budget. Other major bills passed include establishing an intermediate court of appeals, COVID-19 liability protections, and the very controversial prohibition of transgender student-athletes from […]

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Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

The Virginia General Assembly held the annual veto session on April 7. While Gov. Northam issued no vetoes to passed legislation, the reconvened session focused on the several dozen amendments recommended by Northam. Approved amendments included a contentious acceleration of […]

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Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

The Wyoming Legislature adjourned sine die on April 7 after passing an increase to lobbying fees. House Bill 148 raises the annual registration fee from $25 to $75. Fees for individuals receiving $500 or less in compensation increases from $5 […]

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April 9, 2021  •  

Maine Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Maine Capitol Building

The Maine Legislature adjourned sine die Tuesday, March 30. During the session, the Ethics Commission proposed Legislative Document 670 to increase the annual registration fees for lobbyists from $200 to $250 and lobbyist associates from $100 to $125. The bill […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The 2021 session of the Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on April 4. The session was mostly uneventful with most of the notable bills failing to pass including a proposal to overhaul the state tax system. Among the measures that […]

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The Kentucky State Capitol building

The 2021 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 30. Among the measures passed is Senate Bill 6, which requires the executive branch ethics commission to establish standards of ethical conduct for all transition team […]

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Georgia State Capitol Building

Georgia’s 2021 Legislative session adjourned sine die on March 31. Among the measures passed is Senate Bill 202, which was signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp on March 25 and made sweeping changes to the State’s voting laws, including […]

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South Dakota Capitol Building

The 96th session of the South Dakota Legislature adjourned sine die on March 29. During the session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 112, permitting the governor to fill vacancies in several state offices by appointment with the advice and consent […]

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will call a special session of the New Mexico Legislature tentatively for Wednesday, March 31 to address the regulation of cannabis in the state. The Senate Majority Leader addressed the fact that there was not enough […]

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Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

The Idaho Legislature voted to close down until early April after a coronavirus outbreak among members of the state House. The recess, which will last until April 6, comes after six members in the lower chamber tested positive for the […]

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The Kentucky State Capitol building

The Kentucky General Assembly voted to place a constitutional amendment on the November 2022 ballot authorizing the Legislature to change the legislative session end dates with a three-fifths vote in each chamber. The proposed amendment also authorizes the Senate president […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

The 55th New Mexico Legislature is set to adjourn sine die March 20. During the session, several bills were introduced relating to lobbying and campaign finance. Two key bills related to lobbying and the legislative session are advancing through the […]

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Arkansas State Capitol

The regular session of the 93rd Arkansas General Assembly has been extended until May 3, 2021. House Concurrent Resolution 1008 provides the purpose of the extension is to consider vetoes correcting errors or oversights, complete work on proposed constitutional amendments, […]

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