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Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and statehouse leaders announced there will not be a special session this July. The July special session was to be called for deliberation on how to best allocate the federal relief money given by the American […]

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The Nevada Legislature reopened its doors to the public April 15. Lobbyists can attend hearings and schedule appointments with lawmakers but must submit to a COVID-19 rapid test before entering. Only 63 members of the public, or one person per […]

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South Dakota Capitol Building

The 96th session of the South Dakota Legislature adjourned sine die on March 29. During the session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 112, permitting the governor to fill vacancies in several state offices by appointment with the advice and consent […]

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will call a special session of the New Mexico Legislature tentatively for Wednesday, March 31 to address the regulation of cannabis in the state. The Senate Majority Leader addressed the fact that there was not enough […]

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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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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

The 55th New Mexico Legislature is set to adjourn sine die March 20. During the session, several bills were introduced relating to lobbying and campaign finance. Two key bills related to lobbying and the legislative session are advancing through the […]

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Nevada State Capitol Octagonal Annex

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 110, which revises the Nevada Lobbying Disclosure and Regulation Act. The bill changes the definition of a lobbyist by removing the requirement to appear in person at the Capitol building or any other building […]

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Commissioners appointed Fabian Donate and Tracy Brown-May to seats in the Nevada Legislature, filling two vacant seats the day after the 2021 Legislature convened in Carson City. Donate will represent Senate District 10, a seat vacated when Yvanna Cancela resigned […]

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The Idaho House passed a constitutional amendment allowing the Legislature to call itself into a special session. The legislation stems from lawmaker dissatisfaction with restrictions Gov. Brad Little put in place last March. Specifically, those to reduce coronavirus infections and […]

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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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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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January 14, 2021  •  

Wisconsin Governor Calls Special Session

Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced he was calling a special session of the Legislature during his State of the State address, delivered virtually for the first time in the state’s history. He called the special session to consider the State […]

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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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Del. Derrick Evans has announced his resignation from the West Virginia Legislature. This comes after being arrested and charged for his part in storming the U.S. Capitol Building. Evans was set to serve his first term as delegate for West […]

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