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West Virginia Capitol Building - O Palsson

West Virginia’s special session adjourned on April 26. Lawmakers planned on dealing with 17 bills, but many did not pass. The most debated bill was Senate Bill 2001, which eventually passed after being vetoed by the governor due to technical […]

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

Lawmakers recessed the 2021 session early rather than adjourning sine die. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1372 into law extending the legislative session until November 15 in order to vote on redistricting because the coronavirus pandemic postponed 2020 census […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Another new batch of states are going in session this week! Are you ready? Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Delaware Georgia Idaho Illinois Iowa Maryland Michigan New Jersey South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming It’s […]

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In 2021, every state—along with the District of Columbia, Federal Government, and Puerto Rico—will be in session…but not at the same time. A good number of them are starting this week…but which ones? Federal Connecticut District of Columbia Indiana Kentucky […]

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Rhode Island State House

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the General Assembly is extending the postponement of the legislative session. All House and Senate sessions and committee hearings for the week of April 20 to April 24 have been canceled. The General Assembly […]

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April 17, 2020  •  

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

The 154th regular session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 16. The Republican supermajority in both the House and Senate voted to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of Senate Bill 2. Senate bill 2 requires voters to […]

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March 20, 2020  •  

News You Can Use Digest – March 20, 2020

National/Federal At Party for Donald Trump Jr.’s Girlfriend, Donors Helped Pick Up the Tab New York Times – Kenneth Vogel, Steve Eder, and Nicholas Confessore | Published: 3/17/2020 It was a lavish birthday party for Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle. […]

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New Jersey Capitol Building

On March 19, the Senate will convene a voting session regarding emergency bills to address COVID-19. All other Senate and Assembly committee meetings and sessions that scheduled for the month of March have been cancelled. These actions do not affect […]

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January 30, 2020  •  

Wisconsin Holds Special Session

Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced a special session to introduce bills regarding the state’s dairy crisis. Gov. Tony Evers, in his State of the State address on January 22, called for the Legislature to convene a special session to address […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

The Connecticut General Assembly is scheduled to convene for a special session on December 18. The special legislative session is to vote on issues regarding a hospital tax settlement and a restaurant workers wage bill. Gov. Ned Lamont and the […]

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September 24, 2019  •  

Utah Special Session Ends

Utah Capitol Building - Jkinsocal

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a series of bills bringing an end to the special legislative session. The governor signed two major bills making changes to the laws governing medical cannabis and beer. Lawmakers approved a change to allow grocery […]

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Hawaii Capitol Building

The Hawaii Senate will convene in special session on September 16 to review gubernatorial nominees to the state courts. The gubernatorial nominees up for consideration by the Senate are: Clyde J. Wadsworth to the Intermediate Court of Appeals as associate […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

Gov. Mike Parson has scheduled a special legislative session to begin on September 9. Parsons hopes to see legislation passed allowing individuals to count the sales earning of multiple vehicles as credits against the sales tax of a replacement vehicle. […]

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August 8, 2019  •  

Alaska Second Special Session Ends

Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The second special session of the Alaska Legislature that began with controversy and division ended quietly on Tuesday with no further legislative action. Tuesday marked the 30-day session limit. The Legislature approved restoring much of the operating budget money Gov. […]

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