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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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October 21, 2022  •  

Hawaii Special Session Adjourns

The third special session of the Hawaii Senate on judicial appointments adjourned sine die October 20. The appointments considered were nominees Timothy E. Ho for District Court of the First Circuit; John Alberto Montalbano for District Family Court of the […]

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October 19, 2022  •  

Hawaii Senate Special Session

State of Hawaii

The Hawaii Senate convened a third special session on October 19 to consider and confirm judicial appointments. The appointments being considered are nominees Timothy E. Ho for District Court of the First Circuit; John Alberto Montalbano for District Family Court […]

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October 17, 2022  •  

Gov. Newsom to Call Special Session

California Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he plans to call a special legislative session on December 5 to tackle California’s escalating gas prices. Currently, California’s average gas price is consistently over $2 more than the national average. Newsom has requested the […]

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October 11, 2022  •  

Delaware Special Session Scheduled

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Delaware lawmakers will convene for a special session of the General Assembly on October 26. During the special session, lawmakers will focus on easing the transition for retirees from a state-funded health care plan to a Medicare Advantage plan. The […]

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September 2, 2022  •  

Idaho Adjourns Special Session

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The Idaho Legislature has adjourned after one day of deliberation, passing a $1 billion package to cut taxes and increase education funding. The bill allocates $500 million in tax rebates to be distributed to all Idahoans who filed taxes in […]

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New Hampshire Lawmakers will return to session on September 15 to decide whether to override eight vetoes issued by Gov. Sununu. Because the veto session follows the state’s primary elections, some senators and representatives may participate even after losing their […]

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September 1, 2022  •  

California Legislature Adjourns

California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

The California State Legislature has adjourned for the year, but not before passing several bills concerning lobbying, campaign finance, and procurement in the twilight hours of the session. Among the bills currently awaiting signature by Gov. Gavin Newsom are Senate […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

The special session of the Missouri Legislature scheduled to begin on September 6, has been postponed until September 14. Lawmakers need more time to deliver on Gov. Mike Parson’s plan for income tax cuts and tax incentives for the agriculture […]

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August 29, 2022  •  

Kentucky Lawmakers End Special Session

The Kentucky State Capitol building

Lawmakers ended a three-day special session by passing a $213 million package for flood recovery and a plan to help schools in eastern Kentucky. Signed into law by Gov. Beshear on Friday, the law establishes the East Kentucky State Aid […]

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August 24, 2022  •  

Gov. Little Announces Special Session

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced a special session starting September 1, focusing on education funding and cutting taxes. During the special session, legislators will debate a bill that features the largest tax cut and investment in education funding in the […]

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson called a special session of the Legislature beginning September 6 to pass income tax credits and agricultural tax credits. Parson hopes the special session will end quickly and a bill containing his proposal could clear the […]

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Massachusetts Capitol Building

The Massachusetts Legislature adjourned its formal session August 1 after a historic 23-hour session. Before adjourning, lawmakers passed laws legalizing sports betting, expanding mental health care, and overhauling regulations related to recreational marijuana. The Legislature will continue to meet in […]

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has called for a special session in August to discuss possible tax cuts. The previously estimated Arkansas budget surplus for the 2022 fiscal year of $1.4 billion grew to a record $1.6 billion. The special session […]

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