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Senate Speaker Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton announced the Tennessee Legislature will convene a special session on October 27. The special session will focus solely on COVID-19 issues including mask and vaccine mandates. This will be the third […]

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September 29, 2021  •  

Connecticut Special Session Adjourned Sine Die

Connecticut State Capitol

The Connecticut General Assembly convened in a special session on September 27 to authorize an extension of Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers. The extension allows Gov. Lamont to continue to issue executive orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and allows […]

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September 23, 2021  •  

Connecticut Special Session Announced

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont - by: Staff Sgt. Steven Tucker

Connecticut Gov. Lamont called a third special session of the General Assembly to convene no later than September 27. The purpose of the special session is to re-authorize the governor’s emergency powers in light of the latest COVID-19 surge. The […]

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Joe Biden - by The White House, Public domain

On September 9, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed two executive orders dealing with COVID-19: one requiring mandatory vaccinations for all federal employees and another requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to do the same. Biden, in a televised speech about […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling state lawmakers back for a third special session on September 20 to begin redrawing legislative and Congressional districts. Gov. Abbott also added other items to the agenda, including how to distribute federal pandemic aid and whether […]

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Flag of Canada

On August 15, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an early election to be held on September 20. The election is being called in the hopes voters will approve of his government’s post-pandemic recovery plan. Previously, the next state fixed-date […]

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Arkansas State Capitol

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson reinstated the states’ general health emergency July 29 and called for a special legislative session to convene in the first week of August. Hutchinson cited staffing shortages at hospitals along with the rising number of COVID […]

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The Maine State Legislature adjourned sine die July 19 after passing a bill to approve spending federal COVID-19 relief funds. Legislation passed during the special session, including measures related to lobbyist registration fees; changes in the use of PAC funds; […]

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British Columbia Legislature

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia adjourned for the summer on June 17th. The 2021 spring legislative session saw the Assembly primarily tackling issues relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This includes measures that would keep people safe and enable […]

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Kansas Capitol Building

The Kansas Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session on May 26. During the session, lawmakers in Kansas passed proposals to ban COVID-19 vaccine passports, limit efforts to track down the close contacts of people with the coronavirus […]

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Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has called for state legislators to meet in a special session May 19 to discuss issues including accepting and appropriating funds from the American Rescue Plan. The Legislature will also discuss prohibiting face mask requirements in […]

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Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

The Idaho Legislature voted to close down until early April after a coronavirus outbreak among members of the state House. The recess, which will last until April 6, comes after six members in the lower chamber tested positive for the […]

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Temporary Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada has released information concerning COVID-19 emergency funding and registration requirements online. Several key points are emphasized by the Office: communications with public office holders about the making, developing or amending of […]

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Montana Capitol Building - gillfoto

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte repealed two executive orders issued by former Gov. Steve Bullock. Executive Order 15-2018 required companies to report political spending if they wanted to bid on large state contracts. The order also required companies bidding for certain […]

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