Last week was definitely the busiest of the session so far – Wednesday and Thursday featured morning AND afternoon floor sessions, along with multiple caucus meetings throughout the week. There were several days where I was literally going from meeting to meeting with little time to think between appointments. The life of a legislator!Read more
Interesting week at the Capitol this past week – Friday was the deadline to hear bills in committee from the chamber they originated from, so each of my committee hearings were quite long. Monday’s Commerce and Public Safety Committee went until about 7:40pm, and Wednesday’s Senate Finance Committee went four and a half hours.Read more
Things are starting to heat up at the state capitol. I came into the office yesterday to get ahead of what is going to be a jam packed schedule – this week is the deadline for Senate bills to be heard in Senate committee hearings. For example, today’s Commerce and Public Safety committee is hearing eighteen bills!Read more
Another jam packed week at the capitol! Things are starting to ramp up, as more bills get heard and we vote on the final version of bills on the Senate floor.
We are starting to get into the period where some of the controversial bills get heard for the first time – bills dealing with things like vouchers, guns in public buildings, and making the theft of an American flag a felony (yes, that is a bill we heard last week!)Read more