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Gov. Kay Ivey

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that she plans to call a special session. The session is intended to address the congressional voting maps. This follows a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that found the recent voting maps to be […]

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June 7, 2023  •  

Nevada Begins Special Session

Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

Gov. Joe Lombardo has called lawmakers back for a special session to reach an agreement on a key budget bill. The Legislature will meet in the afternoon on June 7 to discuss the proposed bill. Furthermore, there is speculation that […]

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May 9, 2023  •  

Tennessee Special Session Called

Tennessee Capitol Building - Ichabod

Gov. Bill Lee has decided to bring back lawmakers for a special session to address public safety issues. The governor had proposed legislation during the regular session intended to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. However, the […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced a special session during her State of the State address on March 7. This session will begin March 8 and will focus on allocating the remaining $1.1 billion in federal funds from the American Rescue […]

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February 10, 2023  •  

Florida Special Session Comes To A Close

Florida Capitol Building

The Florida Legislature has ended its special session today, February 10. Legislators passed bills supporting state control over Disney’s special district, migrant flights, and police election units. The bills will now be sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis where it is […]

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Florida Capitol Building

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature will hold a special session this week to deal directly with Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. Gov. Ron DeSantis previously pushed lawmakers to end the existence of Reedy Creek and in April of 2022, signed […]

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building

Gov. Tom Wolf ordered a special session of the General Assembly to begin Monday, January 9. Both chambers have been called back to Harrisburg to consider a proposed amendment to Pennsylvania’s constitution seeking to aid survivors of child sexual abuse. […]

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The New York General Assembly will convene for a one-day special session on December 22 to consider pay raises for lawmakers.

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Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers ordered a special election to be held on April 4, 2023. The session is being held to fill a vacancy in the Senate District 8 seat created by the retirement of Sen. Alberta Darling. If a […]

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Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Lawmakers convened the special session called by Gov. Tony Evers on June 22 and immediately adjourned without considering Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban. Evers called the special session for lawmakers to consider legislation to repeal the abortion ban enacted in 1849. The […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

The second special session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die on December 16. The special session called by Gov. Mike Parson to focus on getting federal CARES Act funding distributed to the state began on November 5 and included […]

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American Samoa Legislature - by NOAA

American Samoa lawmakers returned Monday for an additional 15-day special session. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga extended the session with the only issue on the agenda to revisit the final fiscal year 2021 budget. The governor remains opposed to the $6.5 […]

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Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

Due to COVID-19, Utah lawmakers are meeting online for the first time on April 16 for an emergency special session. Only Senate President Stuart Adams and House Speaker Brad Wilson are expected to be in the legislative chambers in the […]

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham indicated she is likely to call legislators to a special session in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If called, the session would focus on revising a recently signed state budget, addressing public health needs, […]

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