Thursday, March 12, 2009

It's cut-off day!

Today is pass-or-die day for dozens of non-budget bills as the House reaches major cut-off point in the 2009 session. 40 bills are still on the floor calendar and many more are sitting in the Rules committee, their sponsors hoping for a last-minute pull to the calendar.

When members left the floor at about 1:00 this morning, they had sent a total of 427 bills to the Senate. They are set to go at it again this morning at 10:00, and no consideration of a bill can begin after 5:00 this evening. Should be an interesting seven hours.