Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sine die, again

This is the final day of the special session and legislators will be on the floor for a non-stop marathon of final budget-related bills.

Rep. Ross Hunter pointed out at yesterday's press conference that there are substantially more of these bills this year because legislators had to reach so deeply into the budget that numerous policy changes are required before the cuts can go into effect.

Last night the House approved the operating budget and it now awaits a vote in the Senate. This morning the House will take up several bills including the capital budget and the debt limit bill. Many more bills are on today's list and everyone is expecting a late night, so we'll keep you posted as we go.