Legislative Update for 06/13/17

The last two weeks of the session have been all about the budget. The House of Representatives passed its proposed two-year budget on June 2.  The House budget includes $22.9 billion in State spending in FY18, which is the same as the Senate proposal, and $23.8...

Legislative Update for 05/26/17

The past two weeks have seen a reversal as the Senate, having finished their budget, turned to moving legislation through committees as the House budget process took over much of the energy in that chamber. On Thursday, the House budget subcommittees released their...

Legislative Update for 05/12/17

The Senate issued its $22.9 billion proposed budget this week, having first unveiled it with an 11:58 p.m. release on Tuesday night. After hearings in multiple Committees this week the budget bill was passed along party lines, with the final vote coming around 3:00...

Legislative Report for 05/02/17

The General Assembly faced the “crossover” deadline this week, meaning that most legislation had to be passed by the chamber in which they were filed by Thursday, April 27th. In total, over 100 bills passed out of the House or Senate this week, with sessions...