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March 15, 2022  •  

Florida Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The 2022 session of the Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on March 14. Originally set to adjourn on March 11, the session was extended to enable the passage of the state’s $112 billion budget, which passed with bipartisan support. However, […]

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

The Wyoming State Legislature adjourned sine die March 11 after passing House Bills 49, 80, and 100. House Bill 49 requires organizations that receive contributions or expend funds in excess of $1,000 to file a statement of formation and increases […]

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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

The 2022 session of the West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die on March 12. Key measures passed include the $4.65 billion state budget and Senate Bill 4, which repeals the state’s ban on nuclear power plants first established in 1994. […]

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Virginia Capitol Building - Ron Cogswell

The 2022 session of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 12, but failed to complete and pass the biennial budget. Gov. Glenn Youngkin is expected to call a special session to enact a budget once lawmakers have […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

The Washington Legislature adjourned sine die March 10 after passing a $64.1 billion state budget and a nearly $17 billion transportation package. During the session, both houses passed Senate Bill 5196 and Senate Bill 5855. Senate Bill 5196 allows the […]

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Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

The Utah legislative session adjourned sine die March 4 after 45 days. During the session, lawmakers approved a $25 billion budget that included a notable increase for public education funding. The budget was the largest ever, driven by the economy […]

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Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

The Oregon Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die March 4, after voting on 60 bills on their last day in session. Highlights from the short session include access for low-income Oregonians to air conditioners, financial aid for low-income families, and mandated […]

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National/Federal Backstage Drama at Jan. 6 Rally for Trump Draws Interest of House Committee MSN – Jacqueline Alemany, Josh Dawsey, and Beth Reinhard (Washington Post) | Published: 2/26/2022 The White House was made aware of concerns among allies of Donald Trump […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

New Mexico’s 30-day legislative session adjourned sine die at noon February 17. During the session, a bill that would require post-session lobbying reports was introduced. Senate Bill 61 provides prior to the adjournment of a legislative session, a lobbyist or […]

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February 17, 2022  •  

Wisconsin Governor Calls Special Session

Gov. Tony Evers - by: Campaign of Tony Evers for governor

Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order 156 calling for a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature to begin Tuesday, March 8. Evers wants lawmakers to consider his plan to use a portion of the state’s $3.8 billion projected surplus to […]

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Washington D.C. City Hall

On February 18, a Special Legislative Meeting of the Council of the District of Columbia will be held. Chairman Phil Mendelson is calling the 13 councilmembers to come together under Council Rule 303(b) to consider legislation concerning COVID-19 vaccine mandates […]

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Montana State Flag

Gov. Greg Gianforte and Republican lawmakers announced they are looking into holding a special session to redraw Montana’s Public Service Commission districts. Gianforte asserted he will only call a special session if it is limited to the solitary topic of […]

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February 7, 2022  •  

Judge Tosses Out Last Minute Amendments

Montana Capitol Building - gillfoto

Montana District Court Judge Mike Menahan has issued a permanent injunction preventing the state from enforcing two provisions of Senate Bill 319. The two provisions in question were late additions to the bill, added during a conference committee a day […]

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January 28, 2022  •  

News You Can Use Digest – January 28, 2022

National/Federal As Giuliani Coordinated Plan for Trump Electoral Votes in States Biden Won, Some Electors Balked MSN – Beth Reinhard, Amy Gardner, Josh Dawsey, Emma Brown, and Rosalind Helderman (Washington Post) | Published: 1/20/2022 On December 14, 2020, the day of […]

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