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By Angela Andrews

Spring flowers are starting to bloom. Birds are chirping. Glorious sunshine is ushering out any last signs of winter. In other words, Spring has convened! And, by the time the air becomes permanently warm, most state legislatures will have adjourned.    

Every legislature set to convene in 2014 has done so, except for the North Carolina General Assembly, which will kick off its short session May 14. To date, 15  legislatures have adjourned and four more are set to adjourn this week: Kentucky, Maine, Nebraska and Tennessee. A few more will follow next week: Alaska, Arizona and Iowa. By the end of May, more than two-thirds of America’s state legislatures that met in 2014 will have adjourned sine die. Don’t forget: four legislatures did not meet in regular session this year: Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas.

Since I last blogged about legislative sessions, Mississippi, Wisconsin and West Virginia have met in special session and Virginia is currently meeting in a special session. Learn more about special sessions here.

Angela Andrews is a senior policy specialist in NCSL's Legislative Management program. Email Angela

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