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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

State Action On Statues, Symbols, and Monuments

2020-07-10T07:30:00-04:00

Digital Illustration by Alana Burman by: Ryan J. Stevens George Floyd’s killing by police officers in Minneapolis sent waves through society and governments have reacted in turn.  DMGS previously covered how lawmakers are reacting through police reform measures here and here.  Another ripple effect has been the status of race relations and how society should [...]

State Action On Statues, Symbols, and Monuments2020-07-10T07:30:00-04:00

Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 2

2020-06-17T09:26:04-04:00

by: the DMGS Team Last week, we examined the legislative response to George Floyd’s killing and recent protests in Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. We also looked at what action the federal government is taking and proposing on different police reforms. In the past week, there are numerous updates on police reforms and what actions are [...]

Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 22020-06-17T09:26:04-04:00

Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 1

2020-06-12T11:48:28-04:00

Digital illustration by Alana Burman by: Ryan J. Stevens The killing of George Floyd on May 25 has sparked weeks of protests across the country, with many calling for various reforms, particularly with police.  Calls for reform from the public have not fallen on deaf ears, as there have been many legislative proposals offered at [...]

Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 12020-06-12T11:48:28-04:00
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