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The Kansas Legislature adjourned in the early morning hours of May 3, making this the shortest legislative session in 40 years. State lawmakers passed a budget and approved funding for courts and schools, but failed to address the state’s falling […]

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The Florida Legislature adjourned its 2014 session on May 2, 2014 after passing a record $77.1 billion budget. The final day of session also saw two immigration bills passed, including one allowing undocumented immigrants attending Florida high schools to qualify […]

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The 2014 session of Iowa’s 85th General Assembly adjourned Friday, May 2, 2014. While in session, legislators considered an array of legislation, including anti-bullying and the use of medical marijuana for epilepsy patients. Legislators also agreed on the 2015 fiscal […]

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May 2, 2014  •  

Maine Legislature Adjourns

The 2nd regular session of the 126th Maine State Legislature adjourned sine die May 2, 2014. The statutory adjournment date was April 16, 2014; however the Legislature spent an additional two weeks in session. Legislators successfully overturned two vetoes by […]

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The 28th Alaska State Legislature adjourned an extended session sine die on Friday, April 25. Originally set to adjourn April 20, both the House and Senate remained in session until compromising on a major education reform bill and a controversial […]

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April 24, 2014  •  

AZ Legislature Adjourns

The Arizona Legislature adjourned its session sine die at 1:46 a.m. Thursday, April 24. Gov. Jan Brewer has 10 days to sign or veto legislation transmitted to her or the legislation becomes law automatically.  

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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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