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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The Alaska Legislature adjourned a second special session June 28. Legislators came to an agreement changing the effective date of the state budget, allowing Alaska to avoid a government shutdown. A third special session will take place some time in […]

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Rhode Island State House - by Farragutful

On June 18, both chambers of the General Assembly recessed after passing the current fiscal year supplemental budget. The bill distributed funding received from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to cover revenue losses for the […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

The Second Session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature adjourned sine die on February 20 at noon after 30 days in session. During the session, legislators endorsed a $7.6 billion general fund budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

Minnesota’s one-day special session ended early Saturday morning. The session ended with the legislature passing a $48 billion budget to fund the government for the next two years. The outline of the budget was agreed to during the regular session, […]

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Florida Capitol Building

The Florida Legislature adjourned sine die on May 4. The 61-day legislative session ran a day longer than expected as lawmakers passed a $91.1 billion state budget over the weekend. During the session, lawmakers failed to pass an ethics reform […]

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The Louisiana Legislature adjourned a special session late Monday night after passing a skeleton budget similar to one vetoed by Gov. Jon Bel Edwards at the end of the regular session in mid-May. Lawmakers wanted a more robust budget but […]

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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced this week that the Louisiana Legislature will adjourn Friday, three weeks ahead of its scheduled date of adjournment. An early end to the regular legislative session will allow Legislators to convene in a special legislative […]

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The Louisiana Legislature adjourned a special legislative session on the state’s budget crisis on Monday night, two days before the session was scheduled end. During the session, Lawmakers were unable to reach a deal to close the state’s $994 million […]

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February 7, 2018  •  

Louisiana Special Session Likely

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has set Friday as a deadline to determine whether a special session of the Legislature will be called to close a $1 billion fiscal cliff in the state’s budget expiring in July of this year. […]

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The Kansas Legislature adjourned the 2017 regular session on June 10, 2017. The session went 13 days beyond the scheduled 100 days, but lawmakers finally approved a two-year budget. Lead by a group of moderate Republicans and Democrats, a $1.2 […]

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This week, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a call for a special session of the Louisiana Legislature as a precautionary measure in response to significant disagreements over the state’s operating and construction budgets. The special session, if necessary, is to […]

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After last year’s budget bill temporarily increased the executive agency lobbyist registration fee, lawmakers have made the change permanent. House Bill 80 of the 2016 legislative session increased the fee to $500, effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018, […]

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The Florida Legislature adjourned the 2017 regular session on Monday, May 8, 2017. Lawmakers extended the session an extra day after failing to reach an agreement on the state budget, despite Republican majorities in both houses. The $82.4 billion budget […]

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On April 23, the Washington Legislature adjourned the regular session sine die. Lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on a budget bill during the regular session, forcing a special session to start Monday, April 24. A two-year operating budget needs […]

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