Lamont seeks special session to decide highway tolls
To no one's surprise, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday he will use his authority to call the General Assembly into special session this summer in a renewed effort to return tolls to Connecticut's highways. There is no guarantee, however, legislators will answer that call House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, supports the use of tolls to finance the modernization of the state's aging transportation infrastructure, but he…
Greitens hints at bringing legislators back for special session
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican lawmakers in Missouri are leaving the capitol after a session that saw them fulfill their single constitutional obligation: passing a budget. Shortly after the session ended Friday evening, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens bega
Alabama must address its prisons
John David Teague of Hartselle was serving a 21-year sentence for a 2007 conviction for third-degree burglary in Morgan County when he was killed Monday in an Alabama prison.
Kentucky pension crisis: What to know about the special session
Bevin's announcement comes only four days after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the legislature illegally passed a pension reform bill in April.
Lawmakers' expenses top $68K for three-day special session
Last month’s three-day special session of the New Mexico Legislature cost taxpayers more than $68,000 in expense allowances and mileage payments to lawmakers.
Abbott wants Legislature to take up 20-item agenda in a special session
Gov. Greg Abbott is calling the Texas Legislature back to Austin last month to take up 20 issues he said lawmakers fell short on this year, including a bathroom bill, raises for teachers and a school voucher program for students with disabilities.. AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott is calling the Texas Legislature back to Austin last month to take up 20 issues he said lawmakers fell short on this year, including a bathroom bill, raises for teachers and a school voucher program for…
BOBBY HARRISON: What happened to pre-special session transportation discussions?
It has been about a month since the 2017 legislative session ended, yet, at least in public there has been no discussions between the House and Senate leadership on how to deal with the state’s crumbling infrastructure. During the final days of the 2017 session, which ended March 29, the House members, prompted by their ...
Why call a special session? Bond ratings — or a 'temper tantrum'
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's quick call for a special session left lawmakers scrambling and others objecting to the lack of warning. What was his rush?
Pending special session call notable for what it does not plan to include
Gov. Jim Justice is expected to issue a call for a special legislative session to coincide with upcoming interim meetings of the West Virginia Legislature, May 20-22, but according to
Top Missouri senator says special session to be called soon
A top Missouri senator says an expected special legislative session likely will deal with treatment courts and science, technology, engineering and math education.
As Special Session drags on, why won’t Minnesota leaders take a break?
Speaker hopes to wrap things up after one last marathon
What happens when Glen Casada returns from his European vacation? A special session, some say.
"This doesn't need to linger," said House Majority Leader William Lamberth.
How did we get here? A breakdown of what led to Louisiana Legislature's seventh special session
The Louisiana Legislature reconvenes Monday for its seventh special session under Gov. John Bel Edwards, and the third this year. The governor wants to raise $575 million to prevent budget
Everything you need to know about upcoming Louisiana special session, how it might affect...
Port of Astoria, Astoria Warehousing seek special development rules
Astoria Warehousing and the Port of Astoria are asking for alternative city codes to guide future development at property they own along the riverfront.
Lawmakers must address prison problem
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson’s ruling this month that Alabama has been “deliberately indifferent” about monitoring the mental health of state inmates is the latest in a long series of
What you need to know about Bevin's likely special pension session
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is expected to call another special session to for pension reform. Here's what we know and don't know.
Alabama inmate in critical condition after prison stabbing
The stabbing happened on Wednesday, the same day a convicted sex trafficker escaped St. Clair prison.
What's in a name? Texas City, post office seek solution on addresses
What's in a name? Texas City city officials and post office apparently reached agreement on addresses.
As the Kentucky legislature's special pension session begins, here's what you need to know
The General Assembly is preparing for a special session, beginning Friday, and expecting to last, at least, five working days.