• State of the States: Colorado

    Photo credit: Ryan Stevens On January 17, 2023, Governor Jared Polis (D) delivered the 2023 State of the State Address [...]

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    2023 Legislative Session Bill Filing Deadlines

    Photo credit: iStock.com/tumsasedgars While several states, like Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and others, do not have [...]

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    2023 Legislative Sessions Underway: Unexpected Leadership Changes

    Photo credit: iStock.com/zrfphoto Eighteen states began their respective 2023 legislative sessions the week of January 2, 2023. While much attention [...]

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    What’s on the Agenda for State Lawmakers in 2023? A Look at Pre-Filed Legislation

    Photo credit: iStock.com/RAUL RODRIGUEZ In 2023, every state legislature in the country will meet, with the vast majority beginning their [...]

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    Legislative Terms Part II: Preparing for Legislative Session

    DMGS previously explained various legislative terms and what they really mean. As we noted before, if you are new to [...]

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    Legislative Terms Explained by DMGS

    Photo credit: iStock.com/drnadig If you are new to navigating your state capitol building, or even a seasoned veteran, you [...]

  • Kentucky Governor Vetoes Over 30 Bills, Some Overridden

    Photo credit: iStock.com/ChrisBoswell As we have noted previously, governors maintain the power to veto legislation in a state’s system of [...]

  • February 11th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Mask Mandates Lifted, Calls for MI Wolf Hunt Season, & OR Bill to Prohibit Self-Service Gasoline

    COVID-19 continued to play a role in capitals around the country this week with numerous states, such as Delaware and [...]

  • State of the States Part III: Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, & Tennessee

    Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by Myredcoug from Pixabay As discussed in our previous State of the States [...]

  • February 4th DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Cannabis Dominates, New York Sets Redistricting Lines, Pennsylvania Looks at Liquor Reform, & More

    Digital image by Ryan Stevens Many different issues dominated state capitals across the country this week, but cannabis loomed large. [...]