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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will not call a special legislative session to make changes to a new law regulating above-ground storage tanks. The law, created in response to the chemical contamination of drinking water for 300,000 people, sets a January […]

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval may call the Legislature into a special session as soon as Wednesday to approve a plan for the $5 billion Tesla plant in the state. According the Los Angeles Times, the electric car company and the […]

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House members will hold a special, one-day session to consider two bills vetoed by Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The bills would allow public libraries keep out disrupters and permit a local tax hike for firefighting in […]

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After 163 legislative days, the North Carolina General Assembly has adjourned sine die. The adjournment is several weeks overdue as legislators hotly debated such contentious issues as pay increases for educators and the dumping of coal ash. Photo of the […]

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The Florida Legislature will convene a special session at noon on Thursday, August 7, 2014. The special session is a result of a ruling by Judge Terry Lewis ordering the Legislature to revise its congressional district maps, specifically for the […]

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called a special legislative session for Thursday, July 31. The session will convene at noon with Christie detailing his recommendations for amendments to the state’s bail system. Christie is asking the legislators to consider […]

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Gov. Jack Markell has called a special legislative session to convene October 8, 2014. The purpose of the special session is to confirm a new state Supreme Court justice after the abrupt resignation of sitting Justice Carolyn Berger. The nominee, […]

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The Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick convened July 29, 2014, for a one day special session to address pension changes for retirees. The Assembly plans to amend the Pension Benefits Act to include retirees from Fraser Papers, a local pulp […]

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On July 24, the Ontario, Canada, Legislature adjourned its session with unanimous consent until October 20, 2014. According to The Record, legislators will continue to work over the summer to address budget issues. “Make no mistake, this is not an […]

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Tom Homer stepped down from his post as legislative inspector general at the end of June. Homer, an advocate for modern ethics reform, took the job in 2004 and served as the state’s first and only legislative watchdog. It is […]

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The 147th Delaware General Assembly adjourned sine die Tuesday, July 1, 2014. In keeping with longstanding Delaware tradition, legislators worked into the early hours of the morning attempting to pass dozens of bills before the end of the session. Noteworthy […]

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Gov. Mike Beebe has indicated a special session will be called to address overcrowding in jails and teacher insurance. The House and Senate will consider a bill to add 600 beds to the Department of Corrections facilities and the Pulaski […]

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The General Assembly concluded its session and recessed on June 21, 2014. Any bills submitted to Gov. Lincoln Chafee must be signed or vetoed by July 1. There is no pocket veto. Photo of the Rhode Island State Capitol courtesy […]

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Lawmakers adjourned the regular session on Thursday, June 5, 2014, but will return for a veto session on June 17. House Bill 3945, the ethics reform bill, passed the House, but was filibustered by Sen. Lee Bright. The Senate will […]

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