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Kentucky Voters defeated constitutional amendment 1, which would have permitted the Senate President and House Speaker to jointly call special sessions of the legislature lasting up to 12 days annually. Only the Governor can call a special session. The amendment […]

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November 1, 2022  •  

Governor Calls For Special Session

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves called a special session to be held to address a possible $2.5 billion business investment. The session will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, with the expectation it will adjourn at the end of […]

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Delaware Capitol Building

The special session of the Delaware General Assembly scheduled to convene October 26 was canceled. Lawmakers planned to consider a bill related to health coverage changes for retired state workers, but a state superior court judge ordered a temporary halt […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning to call another special session to address the property insurance industry. The governor is working with lawmakers to schedule the upcoming session. While no confirmed date has been announced, DeSantis indicated lawmakers could convene […]

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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

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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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The special session of the Missouri Legislature adjourned sine die on October 4. Lawmakers passed three bills during the special session to implement income tax cuts and tax incentives for the agriculture industry. Gov. Mike Parson is holding a press […]

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September 22, 2022  •  

Wisconsin Governor Calls Special Session

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Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order 175 calling for a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature to begin Tuesday, October 4 to consider and act upon two proposals allowing voters to introduce ballot initiatives and amending the constitution to create […]

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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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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear called a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly to begin today, August 24 at noon to establish funding and administration of the Eastern Kentucky State Aid Funding for Emergencies (EKSAFE) and amend the statute relating to […]

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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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