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Florida Capitol Building

The 2023 session of the Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on May 5. Florida lawmakers approved a $117 billion budget that includes $2.7 billion in tax cuts for consumers and businesses, then moved quickly to adjourn their regular session. The […]

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Montana Capitol Building - gillfoto

The Montana Legislature adjourned sine die May 2, after a surprising motion from Senate Minority Leader Pat Flowers leading to an impromptu close of the contentious 2023 session. The House, playing catch up to the Senate’s sudden adjournment, was able […]

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North Dakota State Capitol - By Bobak Ha'Eri

The 68th Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die on April 30 after passing 583 bills including two amending the ethics code. Senate Bill 2048 requires each legislative assembly to adopt conflict of interest rules. House Bill 1257 requires school board candidates […]

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Tennessee Capitol Building - Ichabod

The Tennessee Legislature adjourned sine die on April 21. Lawmakers succeeded in approving $140 million for school resource officers, along with $3.3 billion for a roads plan backed by Gov. Bill Lee. The session also prominently featured the partisan expulsions […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

The Washington Legislature adjourned sin die on April 23. Lawmakers passed over 450 bills during the session, including a $69 billion dollar budget bill that raises pay for state employees and public-school teachers. Additionally, Senate Bill 5170 was signed into […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The 445th Maryland General Assembly adjourned from their 90-day session on April 10. Passed legislation includes the Fair Wage Act of 2023 and the Family Prosperity Act of 2023. These bills are aimed toward reducing child poverty and raising the […]

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Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

The Idaho Legislature adjourned sine die Thursday, April 6. During the contentious session, legislators were able to pass a revised Medicare budget, a new public school budget, and overturn a veto to enact a property tax reduction bill. Legislators also […]

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Tennessee Capitol Building - Ichabod

State Representatives Justin Jones and Justin J. Pearson were officially expelled from the legislature after individual resolutions were brought by Republicans proposing their removal. A procedural vote cleared the chamber, and the two-thirds vote of the House needed to formally […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on April 5 after a little over 90 days in session. This session was highlighted by increased funding for hospitals, roads, and bridges, along with a $100 million dollar increase in educational funding. The […]

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The Kentucky State Capitol building

The 2023 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 30. A procurement bill and a bill requiring special elections for Louisville passed. House Bill 0522 increases the small purchase amounts for public agencies from $30,000 […]

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South Dakota Capitol Building

The 98th session of the Legislature adjourned sine die on March 27. During the session, lawmakers passed House Bill 1060 increasing the threshold for requiring a purchasing agency to advertise for bids or proposals for a contract for the purchase […]

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Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons

The Wyoming State Legislature adjourned sine die March 3, after passing 196 bills during the 37-day session. Among the passed bills, the legislature ratified Senate Bill 40. Senate Bill 40 closed an exemption for federal political action committees (PACs) active […]

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Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

The Virginia Legislature adjourned the regular session on February 25 after 46 days. Lawmakers considered over 2,800 pieces of legislation during this time and managed to pass over 1,600 bills in both the House and Senate. Notably, the Legislature passed […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced a special session during her State of the State address on March 7. This session will begin March 8 and will focus on allocating the remaining $1.1 billion in federal funds from the American Rescue […]

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