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The Florida Senate adjourned sine die on May 1, 2015, three days after the House abruptly ended its session early citing an impasse with the Senate over budget issues. Senate democrats, believing the move was in violation of the state […]

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Gov. Butch Otter announced a special legislative session will begin on May 18, 2015. After adjourning in early April, lawmakers will return to resolve amendments to a child support law. The law is a prerequisite for receiving federal funds to […]

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The 119th Indiana General Assembly adjourned its first regular session sine die on Wednesday, April 29. Lawmakers worked until the final minutes to shift authority over education policy matters and to pass a new two-year state budget. Despite its many […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, with the possibility of a special session to resolve differences in the budget bill for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS). If NDPERS is not able to operate […]

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Citing an impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion, the Florida House abruptly ended its session today. With three days left in the scheduled legislative session, the Senate may choose to stay through Friday. The Senate has insisted on discussing […]

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The first session of the 29th Alaska State Legislature adjourned on Monday, April 27 after a week of frustrating budget negotiations. A deal was passed to fund the government through the fall. Following adjournment, Gov. Bill Walker immediately called a […]

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April 28, 2015  •  

Montana Legislature Adjourns

The Montana Senate and the House both adjourned sine die on April 28, 2015. Governor Steve Bullock, who does not have a pocket veto, has 10 days upon delivery to sign, veto, or recommend amendments to bills. The Legislature, which […]

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The 2015 regular session of the Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die on April 26, 2015. However, legislators did not come to an agreement on the state’s budget. Therefore, the Legislature will convene a special session on Wednesday, April 29, […]

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Both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly adjourned the 2015 session on Wednesday, April 22. The session was highlighted by the passage of legislation allowing handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in any state park and a failed attempt to […]

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The Legislature formally adjourned sine die on April 22, 2015, but with the possibility of a special session later this year. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has indicated he will likely call legislators back to address the state’s Medicaid expansion. A legislative […]

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The Washington State Legislature appears to be headed to a special session if state lawmakers cannot come to an agreement on the state budget before April 26, 2015, the session deadline set by the state constitution. The source of the […]

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Lawmakers met one final time Friday, April 17 to finalize the ethics reform bill passed at the close of the legislative session. Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed an amendment to change the gift limit from $100 per gift, but allowing an […]

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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker hinted at a possible special session if the Legislature does not act on Medicaid expansion before the session’s scheduled end on Sunday. Walker considers expansion necessary while many legislators have concerns about adding thousands of people […]

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The General Assembly reconvened Wednesday to review several proposed legislative amendments offered by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, including changes to the ethics reform bill. The bill, as sent to the governor, changes the lobbyist gift limit from $250 per year from […]

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