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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

The 102nd Legislature adjourned sine die on November 14 after the House and Senate adopted House Concurrent Resolution 10 to adjourn sine die early to start the 90-day clock for the effective date of bills not receiving enough Republican support […]

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New Hampshire State House - AlexiusHoratius

The House and Senate adjourned sine die on June 29 after passing legislation relating to the environment and elections. House Bill 281 removes the requirement that small scale energy generators like solar farms be located in the same municipality as […]

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Rhode Island State House - by Farragutful

The general assembly officially ended the 2023 legislative session on June 16. Lawmakers passed a bevy of bills addressing procurement small purchase limits, contribution limits, and primary election dates. House Bill 5962 and Senate Bill 0846 raise the minimum aggregate […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that she plans to call a special session. The session is intended to address the congressional voting maps. This follows a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that found the recent voting maps to be […]

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NY State Capitol - by formulanone

The New York Legislature adjourned on June 10 after the Clean Slate Act passed both houses. The legislation, which still must be signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul, wipes a New Yorker’s conviction record clean three years after sentencing […]

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Connecticut State Capitol - John Phelan

The Connecticut Legislature adjourned sine die on June 7 after passing a two-year $51 billion state budget. The budget includes historic cuts to personal income taxes and the reduction is predicted to benefit approximately 1 million of the state’s 1.7 […]

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Alabama State Capitol Building

Alabama lawmakers officially concluded the 2023 legislative session on June 6. Legislation that passed included a grocery tax reduction, an exemption from state income tax for overtime work, and a tax rebate for both individual and married tax filers. The […]

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June 7, 2023  •  

Nevada Begins Special Session

Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

Gov. Joe Lombardo has called lawmakers back for a special session to reach an agreement on a key budget bill. The Legislature will meet in the afternoon on June 7 to discuss the proposed bill. Furthermore, there is speculation that […]

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

The Nevada Legislature adjourned sine die on June 6 after failing to pass all five necessary budget bills. In the rush of the final session day, the public funding bill for a relocated Oakland Athletics stadium failed to pass, leaving […]

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Minnesota Capitol Building

The 93rd session of the Minnesota Legislature adjourned sine die on May 22. Lawmakers passed House File 3, a bill restricting political activities by foreign influenced corporations, and requiring corporations making political contributions to file certifications. The bill requires any corporation […]

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North Dakota State Capitol - By Bobak Ha'Eri

The 68th Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die on April 30 after passing 583 bills including two amending the ethics code. Senate Bill 2048 requires each legislative assembly to adopt conflict of interest rules. House Bill 1257 requires school board candidates […]

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Tennessee Capitol Building - Ichabod

The Tennessee Legislature adjourned sine die on April 21. Lawmakers succeeded in approving $140 million for school resource officers, along with $3.3 billion for a roads plan backed by Gov. Bill Lee. The session also prominently featured the partisan expulsions […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

The Washington Legislature adjourned sin die on April 23. Lawmakers passed over 450 bills during the session, including a $69 billion dollar budget bill that raises pay for state employees and public-school teachers. Additionally, Senate Bill 5170 was signed into […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The 445th Maryland General Assembly adjourned from their 90-day session on April 10. Passed legislation includes the Fair Wage Act of 2023 and the Family Prosperity Act of 2023. These bills are aimed toward reducing child poverty and raising the […]

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