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Tennessee Capitol Building

Senate Speaker Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton announced the Tennessee Legislature will convene a special session on October 27. The special session will focus solely on COVID-19 issues including mask and vaccine mandates. This will be the third […]

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October 15, 2021  •  

Special Session Announced

Alabama State Capitol Building

Gov. Kay Ivey announced a second special session of the Alabama Legislature to convene on October 28. The purpose of the special session is to undertake the decennial redistricting process.

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October 11, 2021  •  

Legislature Convenes Third Special Session

West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

Gov. Jim Justice has called the West Virginia Legislature back for the third special session of the year to convene on October 11. In the proclamation, Gov. Justice requested the Legislature take up decennial redistricting, the appropriation of federal funding, […]

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Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to convene a second special legislative session on October 28 to consider a second set of maps as part of the redistricting process. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) will release a second […]

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Iowa Capitol Building - Ashton B Crew

The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die October 5 after a one-day session in which lawmakers voted to reject the redistricting plan and passed a resolution outlining their concerns with the plan to be sent to the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency […]

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October 5, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Alabama State Capitol Building

The special session of the Alabama Legislature adjourned October 1 after approving Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan to allocate COVID-19 relief funding to a prison infrastructure plan. Another special session is expected to be called to take up the issue of […]

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October 1, 2021  •  

Special Session Announced

Tennessee State Capitol Building

Gov. Bill Lee called for a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on October 18 to address funding, buildout, and oversight of Ford’s historic $5.6 billion investment at the Memphis Regional Megasite, located in Fayette and Haywood […]

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September 30, 2021  •  

Maine Legislature Holds Special Session

Maine Capitol Building

The Maine State Legislature convened in a one-day special session on September 29 to pass the state’s redistricting plans. Both the House and Senate adjourned sine die that afternoon.

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September 30, 2021  •  

Alaska to hold Fourth Special Session

Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued an amended Executive Proclamation convening the Legislature into a fourth special session October 4, 2021. The Legislature is tasked to create a supplemental appropriation for the 2021 Permanent Fund Dividend, consider acts relating to the […]

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North Dakota Capitol Building

North Dakota lawmakers announced they will convene on November 8 for a special session to adopt a redistricting plan and to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Gov. Doug Burgum has not called the Legislature into session as […]

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September 29, 2021  •  

Connecticut Special Session Adjourned Sine Die

Connecticut State Capitol

The Connecticut General Assembly convened in a special session on September 27 to authorize an extension of Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers. The extension allows Gov. Lamont to continue to issue executive orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and allows […]

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South Dakota Capitol Building

The South Dakota Legislature will convene a special session beginning November 9 to debate the impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. Ravnsborg was charged with two misdemeanors and received no jail time for hitting and killing Joe Boever in September […]

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Oklahoma Capitol Building

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has called for a special session of the Oklahoma Legislature on November 15 to address redistricting issues caused by the delayed release of 2020 census data by the U.S. Census Bureau. The special session has been […]

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September 27, 2021  •  

Senate Special Session Cancelled

South Carolina Capitol Building

The special session of the South Carolina Senate scheduled for October 12 has been cancelled. In a letter to senators, Senate President Harvey Peeler stated the session would be unnecessary citing delays in redistricting plans and House leaders’ refusal to […]

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