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Oregon State Capitol Building

The Oregon Legislature adjourned sine die June 26 after passing a flurry of bills in the twilight hours of the 2021 legislative session. The Democratic-led Legislature passed sweeping police reform, a state budget focused on economic recovery, and bills focusing […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

The West Virginia Legislature held its second special session on June 24. During the one-day session, lawmakers approved adjustments of roughly $1.95 billion to the state budget, including the allocation of surplus federal relief funding. The Legislature also considered and […]

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Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has called the General Assembly to convene a special session beginning August 2. The special session will focus on judicial appointments and the allocation of over $4.3 billion in federal COVID relief funding.

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

On June 22, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he will convene a special session of the Legislature on July 8. Agenda items for the special session have not been released yet but will be available prior to its start. Among […]

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson called a special session of the Legislature beginning June 23 to pass the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA), which renews a tax on medical providers to help pay for the state’s Medicaid program. Lawmakers have until September […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

On June 18, the Alaska Legislature adjourned a special session after failing to alter the effective date of the state budget. Under the Alaska constitution, bills take effect 90 days after enactment unless two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced another special session for lawmakers on June 24. The special session is aimed at appropriations of over $250 million of budget surplus prior to the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

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British Columbia Legislature

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia adjourned for the summer on June 17th. The 2021 spring legislative session saw the Assembly primarily tackling issues relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This includes measures that would keep people safe and enable […]

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Alberta Legislature Building - Timorose

On June 16, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta adjourned for the summer. Lawmakers passed Bill 68, the Election Statutes Amendment Act, 2021, which unambiguously states that a member of the Legislative Assembly, including a member of the Executive Council in […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

On June 17, the Connecticut Legislature adjourned a special session after passing bills related to the state budget and recreational marijuana use. The cannabis bill allows applicants from communities affected by high drug-related issues to acquire business licenses. If signed […]

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June 15, 2021  •  

New York Legislature Adjourns

NY State Capitol - by formulanone

The New York State Legislature adjourned on June 11. During the legislative session lawmakers introduced and failed to pass bills to ban corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and limited liability partnerships from making political contributions; create a restricted period for […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

On June 14, the Minnesota Legislature returned to the capitol for a special session. In this session, lawmakers will be finalizing a two-year, $52 billion budget before the start of the next fiscal period July 1. If the legislature fails […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

The West Virginia held a one-day special session on June 7. Though the session was brief, the Legislature managed to pass seven bills. Six of these bills concerned reallocation of unused federal relief funds to road maintenance work and the […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

The 2021 session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature has adjourned sine die June 10. Gov. Pete Ricketts addressed lawmakers, who overrode three of his vetoes. Ricketts praised senators for approving nearly $1.7 billion in property tax relief over the next […]

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