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The Minnesota Legislature recessed around dinnertime on Thursday, April 10 and will reconvene at noon on Tuesday, April 22.

Before departing for their planned Easter/Passover break, the House and Senate pushed through a number of bills in a flurry of activity. Unusually short committee deadlines drove this process. These deadlines were: March 21...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 4-11-14

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Governor Vetoes Medicaid Expansion Legislation - On April 9th, Governor vetoed LD 1487, a...more

Alabama Legislative Update – Sine Die – The 2014 Legislative Session Ends

The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. In previous years, sessions have ended just minutes before midnight on the 30th legislative day. This year was different. As soon as both...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 4-4-2014

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Governor Issues a Number of Vetoes - This week, Governor LePage vetoed seven different...more

Harrisburg Highlights from Second and State – The Week of April 7

Both the House and Senate will convene for voting sessions Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. On Tuesday, be prepared to see red in and about the Capitol Building as part of the 7th annual Bayada Home Health Care...more

Weekly Update from the State House - April 2014: The Senate joined the House in a Joint Assembly to elect Board members for...

What's New - The Google Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2014 fellowship in North America and Latin America. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and...more

Capital Wrap-Up for the Week of March 31

Scott Wagner Sworn-In - The Senate’s newest member, Scott Wagner was sworn in on Wednesday. Wagner won the March 18 special election to complete the current term of former Senator Mike Waugh in the state Senate, which...more

Harrisburg Highlights from Second and State – The Week of March 31

Session for the House and Senate resumes this Monday. The House will start the week off Monday morning with a Judiciary Committee which will focus on drug courts and the heroin crisis, followed by a Human Services Committee...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2014-06 - Mar 31, 2014

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

Weekly Update from the State House - March 28, 2014: The House met in a Joint Assembly with the Senate to hear Lt. Governor...

Details from Each Chamber - HOUSE: The House worked through their calendar this week. The House met in a Joint Assembly with the Senate on Wednesday to hear Lt. Governor McConnell's address on the State's Aging...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 3-28-14

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Approaching End of Session - The statutory adjournment date for the...more

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Representative McDermott Expresses Concern Over Appeals Backlog – On March 18, 2014, Representative Jim McDermott (D-Wash), the ranking member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, submitted a letter to HHS Secretary...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - March 2014

On Sunday, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) turned four. Unsurprisingly, Democrats celebrated the law’s birthday by touting its many successes and Republicans used it to highlight the problems the law has faced, as well as...more

South Carolina Legislative Update - March 24, 2014

A House panel advanced a bill that would require some DUI offenders to drive with an interlock device that will not allow the engine to start if they have been drinking....more

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 10: As Session Moves Towards Close, Budgets Take Center Stage

The 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature is winding and grinding down as lawmakers hammer out the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets. Last week saw progress, albeit slow. ...more

Weekly Update from the State House - March 21, 2014: The House focused on "South Carolina Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House moved through the Calendar this week, focusing much of their time debating H. 4223, the "South Carolina Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act". The bill, which bans...more

Johnson and Crapo Release Housing Finance Reform Proposal

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) recently released the highly anticipated text from their housing finance reform proposal. As expected, the 442-page proposal—officially...more

Senate Finance Committee Stakeholder Discussion Regarding Audit Concerns

On March 13, 2014, with the strong support of Senate Finance Ranking Committee Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the Republican oversight staff of the Senate Finance Committee convened an informal stakeholder discussion attended by...more

The Elevator Speech Overview

The House and Senate were both in session this week, although it had a slow start due to the snowstorm in Washington, D.C. on Monday. On Tuesday the President released his $3.9 trillion budget request followed by several...more

The Elevator Speech Overview

The House and Senate were both in session this week. A special election was held Tuesday in Florida’s 13th Congressional District to replace deceased Republican Congressman Bill Young. Both political parties and outside...more

Weekly Update from the State House - March 14, 2014: The House began budget negotiations this week while the Senate spent most of...

Details from Each Chamber - HOUSE: The House began budget negotiations this week, eventually giving a third reading to the Appropriations Bill H. 4701 and the Capital Reserve Fund Bill H. 4702 on Wednesday...more

South Carolina Legislative Update - March 17, 2014

The S.C. House gave final passage to next year's $24 billion budget, H. 4701, last week and sent it to the Senate. The House spending proposal includes a 1.5 percent pay raise for state employees, 31 new State Law...more

South Carolina Legislative Update - March 10, 2014

The House Ways and Means Committee introduced the annual appropriations bill, H.4701, and the capital reserve fund bill, H.4702, last week for the members’ review. The full House will begin debate on the annual...more

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 8: Steady Movement in Both Houses as Session Moves Towards Close

There are eight legislative days remaining in the 2014 Session. Everyone in Montgomery who is involved in the annual legislative process, or who watches it, is talking about the unusual "spirit" in both Chambers this year....more

Democratic Lawmakers Express Support For DOJ Payment Processor Investigations

On February 26, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and other Democratic Senators, together with Representatives Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and other Democratic House members, sent a...more

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