This week the operations of the General Assembly were once again brought to a halt by foul weather, with committee hearings cancelled wholesale and House members headed back to their districts by Tuesday afternoon. The Senate remained in town long enough to hold session Wednesday morning and pass a bill allowing some court officials to opt out of marriage duties (a top priority for Senate Leader Phil Berger) before also breaking for the week. Despite the shortened week, some newsworthy pieces of legislation were filed, including one to phase out transfers from the state’s Highway Fund to the General Fund by 2021 (part of the ongoing reform of the state’s transportation funding) and the long-awaited debut of the House’s economic development plan. See the full report here.