Well, I’ve said for a few weeks now that this legislative session has gotten off to a slower start than most. As of yesterday, however, it looks like things have officially kicked into high gear.
Yesterday was the deadline to file new bills and resolutions. According to blogger Jason Tolbert, 20% of the total legislation that’s been filed this session was filed yesterday, with over 500 new bills and resolutions.
Now it’s time for the “sprint to the finish” we’ve talked about before. There are bills at the Capitol related to pro-life issues, the healthcare debate, reining in the lottery, and more, and we plan to work on it all from now until the end of the session.
Check back for more updates on legislation as lawmakers begin tackling these new bills.