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Louisiana Special Sessions

2020-10-09T07:30:00-04:00

DMGS Article Highlights Earlier this year, DMGS took an in-depth look at Nevada’s two special sessions that convened this past summer.  Like Nevada, Louisiana has also convened two special sessions this year.  Louisiana’s second special session is currently ongoing. Refresh: What is a Special Session? Digital collage by Alana Burman; image source Unlike a regular [...]

Louisiana Special Sessions2020-10-09T07:30:00-04:00

2020 Special Legislative Sessions

2020-08-12T09:54:41-04:00

Photo by Stephan Müller on Pexels.com What is a “Special Session”?  Unlike a regular legislative session, special sessions occur to deal with specific issues or topics.  Usually, the scope of the special session is limited to these specific issues.  Each state has its own rules and laws for the processes on special sessions, including how [...]

2020 Special Legislative Sessions2020-08-12T09:54:41-04:00

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana to Fill States’ Budget Deficits

2020-07-22T20:26:33-04:00

Digital Illustration by Alana Burman As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on states and their economies, lawmakers are contemplating how to handle decreasing state revenue and budget deficits.  DMGS previously covered budget deficits caused by COVID-19 in numerous states. Now that more time has passed and more states have passed their respective budgets, some have [...]

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana to Fill States’ Budget Deficits2020-07-22T20:26:33-04:00
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