State Legislatures Kick Off Across U.S.


The beginning of January is a relatively quiet time for most folks. They settle into the new year slowly, spend time planning out the first quarter, and generally work on getting their professional sea legs back after the break.

Not so for those who work in public policy. For them, January is the first quarter of legislative game time.

ACE Scholarships works on a variety of policy issues across our eight states each year, all of which are related to existing or prospective parental choice policies. Our involvement could include conducting analysis of various policies, working with legislators and other organizations to design programs, educating various audiences about policy issues, and engaging in advocacy efforts.

If you want to know when legislative season kicks off in your state, here’s a rundown of regular legislative session start dates in all eight ACE states:

Arkansas: January 14 (biennial session)

Colorado: January 4

Kansas: January 14

Louisiana: April 8

Missouri: January 9

Montana: January 7 (biennial session)

Texas: January 8 (biennial session)

Wyoming: January 8

As always, ACE will be closely following choice-related conversations in these states throughout their legislative sessions. If you would like to follow along in real time using the same tools we do, check out our Bill Tracker page. You can use that page to access bill text, track progress, see sponsor information, and more. You can also track our latest policy releases and alerts by state here.

Please do not think that the only role for you is as a passive observer! In addition to the other tools, you can use our Action Center to make your voice heard on various issues by clicking the Take Action button below. We will update that page with new campaigns as issues emerge.