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    2022 Special Sessions Update

    Photo credit: iStock.com/christiannafzger Roughly forty states have part-time legislatures—the legislative branch only meets for brief periods throughout the year. Usually, [...]

  • Around the States: 2021 Special Session Updates

    Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by David Mark from Pixabay  Some state legislatures may be called into “special sessions” to [...]

  • October 22nd DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Special Sessions Dominate and Delaware Bans Ghost Guns

    Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by Jason Gillman from Pixabay  This week was dominated by special sessions either taking place [...]

  • Mississippi Medical Marijuana Draft Legislation Revealed: Special Session Coming

    Digital collage by Ryan Stevens' image sources by nneem & 1778011 from Pixabay  Last November, Mississippi voters approved a ballot referendum to [...]

  • October 1st DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: COVID-19 Emergency Powers Extended in One State and Mandate Overreach Examined in Another

    Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by RJA1988 from Pixabay  This week saw plenty of action by lawmakers and governors across [...]

  • State Capital Weekly Recap: July 16th Edition

    Digital image by Ryan Stevens In this week’s State Capital Recap, lawmakers around the country addressed various issues including guaranteed income, medical [...]

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    DeSantis Signs Florida’s New Gaming Compact Bill

    Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by gepharts3d from Pixabay  On April 23, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a gaming compact between [...]

  • Virginia Special Session Re-Cap

    What happened during Virginia's special legislative session? Virginia lawmakers met from August through October in an unusual special session featuring [...]

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    2020 Special Legislative Sessions

    Photo by Stephan Müller on Pexels.com What is a “Special Session”?  Unlike a regular legislative session, special sessions occur to [...]