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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on April 5 after over 90 days in session. This extended session was highlighted by lowered state taxes, redistricting, and the creation of a medical marijuana program. This does affect lobbyist reporting. The lobbyist […]

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The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas. (c) 2018 Tony Webster

The Kansas Legislature adjourned its regular session sine die in the early hours of Saturday, April 2. During the session, several bills related to campaign finance were introduced but not passed. House Bill 2707, related to political advertising, sought to […]

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Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

The Idaho State Legislature adjourned sine die March 31. The 81-day session focused mostly on infrastructure and education. Starting the session with a nearly $2 billion surplus and billions in federal covid relief funds, lawmakers approved Gov. Brad Little’s “Leading […]

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Governor Jim Justice, PDM-owner, via Wikimedia Commons

Gov. Jim Justice vetoed Senate Bill 729, citing technical errors in the bill. Gov. Justice plans to call a special session of the West Virginia Legislature to address the errors in the economic development bill, which creates a self-sustaining loan […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis - by Gage Skidmore

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed Senate Bill 102 establishing the new congressional districts, citing the new maps were in violation of the 14th Amendment. Further, Gov. DeSantis has called a special session of the Florida Legislature to address the […]

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South Dakota Flag

The 97th session of the South Dakota Legislature adjourned sine die on March 28 after lawmakers failed to override Gov. Kristi Noem’s three vetoes, killing legislation that would have given lawmakers more control over spending federal aid. During the session, […]

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Louisiana State Capitol - by: Jim Plylar, CC BY-SA 3.0

Louisiana lawmakers will hold a special veto override session beginning Wednesday, March 30 as Republicans attempt to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ rejection of a new congressional map. Democrats proposed about a dozen maps that showed enough Black voters […]

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Flag of Virginia - Commonwealth of Virginia, Public domain

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to convene on April 5. The General Assembly will finalize the biennial budget which was left unfinished when they adjourned on March 12. The General Assembly will also […]

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Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox will call lawmakers for a special legislative session to consider financial and legal issues regarding House Bill 11, relating to student eligibility in interscholastic activities. The call is set for 2 p.m. on Friday, March 25. […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will call state lawmakers back to Santa Fe for a special session on April 5 to address economic relief due to rising costs. State lawmakers had considered calling for an extraordinary session after the […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Michigan lawmakers introduced several new bills proposing fundamental changes for lobbying disclosure and gift laws. Senate Bill 963 requires lobbyists to file monthly reports instead of the current schedule of twice a year. The bill also includes a two-year revolving door […]

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Arkansas State Capitol

The 93rd Fiscal Session of the Arkansas General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 15 after about 30 days in session. During the session, appropriations bills were enacted that will determine how taxpayer money is spent in the fiscal year […]

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March 16, 2022  •  

Wisconsin Ends General Session

Wisconsin Capitol - photo by Dori

The last general-business floorperiod of the 2021-2022 session of the Wisconsin General Assembly adjourned March 15. Lawmakers finished work on 80 bills so they can focus on campaigning for the fall election. Some bills are likely to be vetoed, including […]

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March 15, 2022  •  

Indiana Adjourns Sine Die

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

The second regular session of the 122nd Indiana General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 8 after passing House Bill 1242 and Senate Bill 348. Senate Bill 348 requires campaign finance reports to be filed electronically and allows for electronic […]

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