LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 26, 2020

Committee Hearings Thursday was Day 10 of the session, marking the end of new bill introductions. Unofficially, 487 new gems are now in the book. On Tuesday, Legislative Committees began their public hearings on all new bills. Floor debate tomorrow morning has...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 19, 2020

Meh Last week, the Legislature debated General File bills from 2019. New bills introduced this session have yet to receive public hearings, so the Speaker stoked the fire with last year’s kindling. Some bills advanced to Select File, and some did not. For those...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 12, 2020

60-Day Session Begins We smiled at the kids last Wednesday, the first day of this short session. All 49 state senators were dressed in their best Sunday-go-to-meet’n. They were giddy awaiting the opening bell. It rang, and the kids began dropping new bills...