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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

Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

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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Virginia lawmakers reconvened for a one-day session to debate Gov. Youngkin’s various vetoes and amendments to legislation. The vetoed bills included a bill concerning the right to contraception, the skill games regulations bill, and a tax decrease. Lawmakers agreed to […]

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April 17, 2024  •  

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Kentucky State Capitol building

The 2024 regular session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 15. Lawmakers passed and Gov. Beshear signed a law amending requirements for independent expenditure committees and political advertising disclaimers. House Bill 595 requires federally registered political committees […]

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April 12, 2024  •  

Idaho Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The Idaho legislative session has come to an end after being extended into the month of April. Notable legislation passed and signed by Gov. Brad Little includes two campaign finance bills. House Bill 664 issues guidelines for the use of […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

Maryland’s 90-day legislative session ended on April 8. The top items on the agenda that passed were the state budget; an economic relief act for the workers and businesses that relied on the Port of Baltimore; and several bills regarding […]

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The 99th session of the Legislature adjourned sine die on March 26. Lawmakers convened for Veto Day but adjourned after only a few minutes because for the first time in nearly 70 years, there were no gubernatorial vetoes to consider. […]

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March 15, 2024  •  

Wyoming Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons

The legislative session came to an end late in the evening on March 8 after days of debate over the budget. A unified budget bill was passed and provides funding for nursing homes, preschool for developmentally disabled children, and home […]

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March 12, 2024  •  

Indiana Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The second regular session of the 123rd General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 8, earlier than scheduled. The Legislature was focused on education, passing several education related bills. Gov. Eric Holcomb has seven days to sign legislation once it […]

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Oregon State Capitol Building

The legislature adjourned sine die on March 7. Lawmakers passed a campaign finance reform bill which creates state campaign contribution limits and authorizes local governments to establish lower limits for local elections. House Bill 4024 also requires the disclosure of […]

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March 7, 2024  •  

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

Campaign Finance Connecticut: “CT Election Regulators Want More Oversight of Local Town and City Political Campaign Finances” by Ken Dixon for CT Insider Elections National: “The Fed Hates Politics. Now It’s Trying to Cut Rates in an Election Year.” by Rachel Siegel (Washington Post) […]

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National/Federal Lawmakers Across the U.S. Seek to Curb Utility Spending on Politics, Ads and More Extras Arkansas Advocate – Robert Zullo | Published: 2/27/2024 After a string of scandals and amid rising bills, lawmakers in statehouses across the country have been pushing […]

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February 9, 2024  •  

News You Can Use Digest – February 9, 2024

National/Federal Luxury Spending, Internal Strife Leave NRA Staggering Into 2024 Election Anchorage Daily News – Beth Reinhard and Sylvia Foster-Frau (Washington Post) | Published: 2/4/2024 In 2016, the National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed helped catapult Donald Trump to the White House with […]

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