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Gov. Jerry Brown has called a special session of the Legislature to convene on April 24, 2014. Brown wants lawmakers to replace the rainy day fund measure currently on the November ballot with a new constitutional amendment establishing a dedicated […]

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The General Assembly adjourned late Monday, April 7, 2014, after approving bills to decriminalize marijuana and raise the state minimum wage. Legislators also approved two lobbying bills addressing ethics training requirements and lobbyist certifications of authorization to lobby. The new […]

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The Alabama State Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The legislature adjourned early in an attempt to avoid a threatened veto of an educational budget bill. Gov. Robert Bentley has not decided whether he will sign the […]

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The state Senate adjourned the last general-business floorperiod of the 2014 regular session on April 1, 2014, after passing more than 50 bills. The Assembly previously adjourned early on March 21, 2014. Gov. Scott Walker has six business days to […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die on March 31, 2014, following the veto session. Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed only a measure to allow certain municipalities to charge a higher occupational tax. Legislators failed to override the veto on Senate Bill 98. […]

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March 24, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Lobbying “Former White House lawyer defends Obama limits on lobbying, hints at possible changes” by Holly Yeager in The Washington Post. “Obama alumni join ranks of ‘unlobbyists’” by Mike Dorning in the Concord Monitor. “Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Hires Blanche […]

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The Legislature adjourned the fiscal session sine die on March 19, 2014. Legislators successfully passed the $4.7 billion budget and overrode Gov. Mike Beebe’s line-item veto of a tax break for oil and gas drillers.  

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The General Assembly adjourned sine die late Thursday, March 20, 2014. Any bills not passed by the adjournment deadline cannot become law. A pay-to-play bill to require contribution disclosure by state contractors was among the unpassed bills. Senate Bill 310 […]

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The Utah Legislature adjourned its 2014 session sine die on March 13, 2014. Governor Gary Herbert has until April 2 to veto or sign legislation. The Governor does not possess a pocket veto. May 12 is the last day a […]

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March 10, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Lobbying “Roscoe Bartlett, defense lobbyist” by Austin Wright in Politico. “Lobbying Firm Patton Boggs Fights for Itself” by Jennifer Smith and Elizabeth Williamson in The Wall Street Journal. Canada: “Lawmakers top lobbyists in annual hockey game” by JulieAnn McKellogg and […]

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March 10, 2014  •  

Oregon Legislature Adjourned

  The Oregon Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die on Friday, March 7. The 2014 session lasted 33 days, 2 days short of the maximum allowed under the Oregon Constitution. Lawmakers will now turn their attention to campaigning, as all 60 […]

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The Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The session ended without a state budget, the result of a standoff on whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced he would call legislators […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die a day early on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Gov. Matt Mead signed the state budget bill on Wednesday and thanked lawmakers for approving his requested $175 million for cities, towns, and counties. Photo of the […]

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Lobbying “Bottom Line” in The Hill. “Wyden’s rise starts K Street bidding war” by Megan R. Wilson and Kevin Bogardus in The Hill. “Hollywood’s Top Lobbying Group Is Sponsoring CPAC” by Nikki Schwab in U.S. News & World Report. Campaign […]

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