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April 13, 2015  •  

Idaho Legislature Adjourns

The Idaho Legislature adjourned sine die early Saturday, April 11, 2015. The 90-day session concluded after both houses reached a compromise on a major transportation funding bill. The bill approved $94.1 million for road and bridge repairs, failing to erase […]

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Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order to extend the legislative session beyond the expected adjournment date of April 13, 2015. Executive Order 01.01.2015.15 will extend the General Assembly session for no longer than 10 days to provide additional time […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die on April 2, 2015, after the House finalized work on two bills passed by the Senate. Photo of the Mississippi State Capitol by Shawn Lea on Wikimedia Commons.

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April 6, 2015  •  

Arizona Legislature Adjourns

On April 3, the Arizona Legislature adjourned its regular session sine die. Gov. Doug Ducey has until April 15 to sign or veto legislation. The governor does not have a pocket veto. Photo of the Arizona State Capitol by Jeff […]

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The General Assembly adjourned sine die late Thursday, April 2, 2015. Lawmakers worked till their midnight deadline, sending dozens of bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. Any bills not passed by the adjournment deadline cannot become law. Photo […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die on March 30, 2015, following a veto session where legislators overrode one of three vetoes by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Two tax-related measures failed to receive the necessary two-thirds majority vote, but a measure to reduce […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Before adjourning, lawmakers passed House Bill 155 to require increased lobbyist registration fees and additional public access to lobbyist information. Gov. Susana Martinez has until April 10 to act on […]

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The West Virginia Legislature adjourned on Saturday, March 14, 2015, concluding its 60-day statutory session. The House and the Senate reconvened briefly to begin an extended budget session on March 15. The only bill to be considered is House Bill […]

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March 16, 2015  •  

Utah Legislature Adjourns

The Utah Legislature adjourned its 2015 session sine die on March 12, 2015. Governor Gary Herbert has until April 1 to veto or sign legislation. The Governor does not possess a pocket veto. The normal effective date for bills passed […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die on Friday, March 6, 2015, after passing two campaign finance bills. House Bill 38 was originally filed to remove all contribution limits for political action committees (PACs), but amendments to the bill keep a $5,000 […]

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The Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die on Friday, February 27, 2015. Before adjourning, the legislature sent an ethics bill to the governor. House Bill 2070 changes the $250 annual, aggregate gift limit to a $100 per-gift limit. However, the […]

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While lawmakers meet in an extraordinary session to quickly pass a right-to-work bill, union leaders are sponsoring an opposition rally at the state Capitol. Senate Bill 44 will be debated in the Committee on Labor, with a Senate floor vote […]

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Bills have been filed in both chambers of the North Dakota Legislature advocating for annual legislative sessions. Senate Bill 2247 would permit a 50-day session in odd-numbered years and mandate a 30-day session in even-numbered years. House Bill 1342 would […]

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A renovation of the Capitol Building planned for next year may shorten the Minnesota Legislature’s session. Currently, the session is slated to span 2015 and 2016. However, with the planned renovation, many lawmakers are considering completing the entire session this […]

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