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Chicago City Hall - Ken Lund

The Chicago Board of Ethics is further extending the deadline for completion of annual mandatory ethics training by registered lobbyists for the 2019-2020 training period to May 1, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The training is completed online using […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Capitol is closed to the public. Members of the Senate can be contacted at Members of the House can be contacted at

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

The 2021 legislative session will start off closed to all but lawmakers, essential staff, and some members of the media. All others will participate virtually, according to a logistics plan issued by the Legislative Counsel Bureau. The plan released on […]

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Indiana State Capitol - By Daniel Schwen / CC BY-SA

Lawmakers convened the 122nd Indiana General Assembly with several adjustments due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These changes include moving the House of Representatives to the Government Center South building and installing plexiglass barriers in Senate. Neither chamber is requiring […]

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Florida Capitol Building

The Florida House and Senate have instituted COVID-19 safety protocols during committee meetings ahead of the 2021 legislative session. For the month of January, Senate committee meetings will be limiting in-person attendance to individuals invited by the committee leaders. Rooms […]

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Colorado Capitol Building

The Colorado Legislature will convene for the 2021 regular session on January 13. However, it is expected to pause soon after until February 16 due to growing COVID-19 concerns in the state. Lawmakers will convene to address urgent business, including […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Illinois Legislature began a final session for the 101st General Assembly on January 8. The Senate met at the Capitol while the House met at the Bank of Springfield Center. The separate meeting locations accommodated social distancing due to […]

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Vermont Capitol Building

Both the Vermont House and Senate are scheduled to begin their 2021 sessions Wednesday, January 6. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of lawmakers will be attending remotely to swear in new members of both chambers and to […]

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N. Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper - by NCDOTcommunications

Inauguration festivities for Gov. Roy Cooper and other statewide officials will be held as a limited event on January 9 in Raleigh. Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, attendance at the inauguration will be limited to family, staff, and media. However, […]

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Gov Chris Sununu - by USDA | Public Domain

The inauguration ceremony for New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu previously scheduled for Thursday, January 7 has been canceled due to safety concerns. A small inauguration ceremony will instead take place the same evening followed by Sununu’s inaugural address at 7 […]

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January 4, 2021  •  

US Congress Starts New Session

U.S. Capitol - by Martin Falbisoner

On January 3, the United States House of Representatives began the first session of the 117th Congress. Rep. Nancy Pelosi won her fourth election as speaker of the House by 216 votes to 209 votes. Of the 435 seats in […]

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Tennessee State Capitol Building

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced the Legislature will convene for a special session on January 19, 2021 to address education challenges due to COVID-19. Lee has asked lawmakers to focus on key issues including learning loss, funding, accountability, literacy, […]

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Chicago River at Michigan Avenue - David Wilson

The Board of Ethics announced a further delay in the implementation of Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305, previously set for January 1, 2021. Implementation is set for April 1, 2021, due to the continuing work by the city and many non-profit organizations […]

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Oregon State Capitol Building

The Oregon Legislature gathered in person for a one day special session on Monday. During the session, lawmakers passed four bills including $800 million in relief for those struggling due to the pandemic and the aftermath of the historic summer […]

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