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The Texas Legislature adjourned its third special session November 7 and announced a fourth special session on the same day to address the unresolved issue of school vouchers. In Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session proclamation, he acknowledged the Texas Legislature […]

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Gov. Brian Kemp called for a special legislative session to begin November 29 due to the recent striking down of Georgia’s legislative and congressional voting maps by a federal judge. The judge stated the maps violated the Voting Rights Act […]

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October 26, 2023  •  

North Dakota Special Session Adjourns

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The Legislature adjourned the special session on October 25 after authorizing a budget to ensure the continued operation of state government. During the three-day session, 14 bills were passed to reconstruct the legislation that was invalidated by the state Supreme […]

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Gov. DeSantis called on the state Legislature to hold a special session to discuss further sanctions on Iran in response to Iran’s support of Hamas. DeSantis wants to expand the number of industries on Florida’s existing scrutinized companies list and […]

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Gov. Doug Burgum issued Executive Order 2023-09 calling for a special session of the Legislature to begin Monday, October 23, to authorize a budget bill to ensure the continued operation of state government. The North Dakota Supreme Court invalidated Senate […]

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September 25, 2023  •  

Connecticut Special Session Scheduled

Gov. Lamont called for a second special session to convene on September 26. This session is seeking the approval of several pieces of legislation, including changing the date set by state statute for Connecticut to hold its presidential preference primary […]

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Lawmakers convened the special session called by Gov. Tony Evers in an executive order issued in August on September 20. The session immediately adjourned without considering proposals to enact a comprehensive workforce development package using some of the state’s projected […]

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Gov. Lamont called the Legislature into special session to consider the nomination of Nora Dannehy to the Supreme Court. The governor’s proclamation compels the special session to begin on September 19. A second special session proclamation by Lamont is anticipated […]

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Gov. Glen Younkin has called the General Assembly to reconvene for a special session. The session will address the state budget and will take up issues such as tax relief and investments for local families and businesses. The special session […]

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Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order 208 calling for a special session of the Legislature to begin Wednesday, September 20. The session will consider and act upon two proposals to enact a comprehensive workforce development package. The proposals would use […]

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Gov. Jim Justice called a special legislative session convening on Sunday, August 6. The proclamation issued for this special session lists 44 items for consideration including the creation of a new state park and several bills regarding the state correctional […]

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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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May 9, 2023  •  

Tennessee Special Session Called

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Gov. Bill Lee has decided to bring back lawmakers for a special session to address public safety issues. The governor had proposed legislation during the regular session intended to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. However, the […]

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February 10, 2023  •  

Florida Special Session Comes To A Close

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The Florida Legislature has ended its special session today, February 10. Legislators passed bills supporting state control over Disney’s special district, migrant flights, and police election units. The bills will now be sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis where it is […]

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