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The First Extraordinary Session of the 91st General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 3, 2017. One ethics bill was passed to cleanup legislation passed during the regular session. Four other bills were passed, including a bill regarding the Arkansas […]

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On April 27, leaders of the Utah Republican and Democratic parties sent a joint letter to Gov. Gary Herbert requesting a special session to clarify state law on calling a special election for a U.S. House member midterm. Utah Rep. […]

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On April 13, Gov. Jim Justice vetoed the budget bill passed by West Virginia lawmakers. In the latest stunt in the contentious battle among lawmakers on how to address West Virginia’s $500 million budget shortfall, Justice held a press conference […]

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Despite the 2017 regular session adjourning on March 18th, Gov. Susana Martinez will likely call a special session. Martinez does not like the budget proposed to her by the Legislature and has warned of potential furloughs if a new budget […]

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The Louisiana Legislature adjourned a special legislative session on Wednesday, February 22, after approving a deal to close the state’s $304 million budget deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30. Lawmakers agreed to use $99 million from the state’s […]

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February 6, 2017  •  

Louisiana Special Session Called

Gov. John Bel Edwards has called a special session of the Louisiana Legislature. The special session will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 13, and must adjourn by midnight on February 22. The governor wants the Legislature to address […]

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Gov. Scott Walker called the Wisconsin Legislature into special session on Thursday, January 5.  The Legislature is currently in regular session; a special session operates under different rules to speed up the legislative process. Citing a public health crisis, Walker […]

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North Carolina lawmakers will meet Wednesday for their third special session this month. Gov. Pat McCrory announced he will call a special session Wednesday to vote on repealing House Bill 2. House Bill 2 restricts which restrooms transgender people can […]

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After months of taunting the public, a special session may happen in late December. Recently, four Minnesota legislative caucus leaders met with Gov. Mark Dayton and tentatively agreed to a special session. The primary purpose of the session will address […]

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Gov. Pat McCrory announced December 13 as the date for a special session to address Hurricane Matthew relief. The state will need to provide matching funds and funding for what federal relief won’t cover. The special session is also expected […]

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