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The Louisiana Legislature will adjourn sine die no later than 6 p.m. June 10 in accordance with state law. Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a media briefing about the 2021 legislative session 30 minutes after adjournment sine die. During […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The Colorado General Assembly adjourned sine die for the 2021 session shortly before 8 p.m. on June 8 after debating a controversial climate bill on the House floor. During the session, a bill was passed relating to local government election […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on June 9. During the session, lawmakers passed House Bill 6574 relating to revisions of the state ethics code. The bill exempts gifts from an individual’s or spouse’s grandparents from the law prohibiting […]

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South Carolina Capitol Building

The South Carolina General Assembly is set to reconvene for up to two days on June 8 to discuss appropriations bills including how to spend remaining COVID-19 relief funds as well as funds received from a Savannah River Site settlement. […]

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Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and statehouse leaders announced there will not be a special session this July. The July special session was to be called for deliberation on how to best allocate the federal relief money given by the American […]

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On June 3, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario adjourned for the summer. Bill 162, Public Accountability and Lobbyist Transparency Act, 2020, has remained in committees since March of 2020. Changes the legislation could bring include requiring any member of the […]

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Manitoba Legislative Building

On June 1, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba adjourned for the summer. Bill 222, The Lobbyists Registration Amendment Act, was introduced in March, but has not yet moved beyond the first reading. The bill would remove the exemption for union […]

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced he is calling a special session of the West Virginia Legislature for June 7. The special session will look to allocate a portion of the state’s nearly $400 million surplus in federal relief […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois Lawmakers worked past the legislative session deadline to pass an ethics reform package and major election changes. The ethics reforms include expanding state registration requirements under the Lobbyist Registration Act to include lobbying local officials in municipalities with a […]

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National/Federal 2 Nonprofits That Track Money in Politics Are Merging Maryland Matters – Josh Kurtz | Published: 6/3/2021 Watchdogs, journalists, opposition researchers, and the civic minded have relied on data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute […]

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

The Nevada Legislature adjourned sine die June 1. In the last day of the session, the Legislature passed bills to license cannabis lounges; overhaul state voting policies; change the date of the state’s presidential primary; and mandate all active voters […]

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Texas Capitol Building

The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die May 31 after 140 days in session. Talk of a special session and questions about how soon one may happen or what additional issues Gov. Greg Abbott could task legislators with has largely defined the last […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

The 101st General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 25, sending less than a hundred bills to Gov. Mike Parson and leaving unfinished business, including the passage of the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA), a tax on medical providers that helps […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

The 107th legislative session of the Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die May 27, earlier than anticipated. During the session, lawmakers passed the state’s two-year budget and approved significant tax reform. The Legislature is scheduled to convene in early fall for […]

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