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Minnesota Capitol Building

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called the sixth special session of the Legislature beginning November 12. Walz plans to extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency by 30 days to continue to respond to the pandemic. The governor is obligated by law to […]

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Arkansas State Capitol

On November 3, voters in Arkansas approved a constitutional amendment to impose term limits for state legislators. Issue 2 creates term limits of 12 consecutive years for state legislators with the opportunity to return after a four-year break. Arkansas previously […]

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Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

On November 3, voters in Utah approved a constitutional amendment to modify the commencement date of the annual Utah legislative session. Senate Joint Resolution 3, or Amendment F, amends the commencement of the legislature from the fourth Monday in January […]

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American Samoa Legislature - by NOAA

The Senate and House gave final approval to the House version of a bill enacting a temporary funding gap appropriation for the government before ending the special session. The House version of the bill has been enrolled and transmitted to […]

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American Samoa Legislature - by NOAA

American Samoa lawmakers returned Monday for an additional 15-day special session. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga extended the session with the only issue on the agenda to revisit the final fiscal year 2021 budget. The governor remains opposed to the $6.5 […]

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson

Gov. Mike Parson announced a special session of the General Assembly. The session begins November 5 to focus on getting federal CARES Act funding distributed to the state. This session is the second special session Parson has called this year. […]

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Gov Tim Walz, with Lt Gov Peggy Flanagan - by Lorie Shaull

Lawmakers adjourned the fifth special session of the Legislature on October 15 after passing four bills. This included the bonding bill, which requires a three-fifths supermajority in each house to pass. Gov. Tim Walz called the session to extend the […]

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The Hawaii State Senate confirmed eight judicial appointments on October 6 in its first special session of 2020. First Circuit Court Judge Karen Nakasone was appointed to the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Karin Holma, Tracy Fukui, Bryant Zane, and Andrew […]

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American Samoa Legislature - by NOAA

The Fono returned the final fiscal year 2021 budget to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and adjourned the special session. However, no changes were made to the budget. Gov. Lolos was unhappy with the $6.50 million in budget cuts and called […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The Mississippi Legislature met for the final time in the extended 2020 session on October 2 after passing several measures related to COVID-19 and the distribution of CARES Act funding. The session will officially end when the Legislature adjourns sine […]

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American Samoa Legislature - by NOAA

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called a special session of the Fono to convene on Monday, October 5, with the main agenda to revisit the fiscal year 2021 budget. The special session is set to last for up to 15 […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

On October 1, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned their second special session of the year. During the special legislative session lawmakers passed House Bill 7005 concerning the processing of absentee ballots. The Legislature also passed bills reforming the state’s hemp […]

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Vermont Capitol Building

The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on September 25. The Legislature normally adjourns in May but was extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers adjusted to the pandemic by holding remote online meetings. During the remote legislative session, lawmakers […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a special session to convene on Tuesday, September 29. The General Assembly will consider legislation for several policy issues including: performance-based regulation of the state’s electricity, gas, and water companies; securing absentee ballots for the […]

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