We found out last week what happens when the legislature cancels most of their meetings for two weeks and then returns —– a form of controlled chaos. Committee chairs rescheduled meetings, sometimes for the third time, and then extended their meetings to get more done. Of course, this threw off the schedules of legislators who found themselves cancelling or re-scheduling appointments with each other, constituents, and lobbyists. With the bill filing deadlines fast approaching, the stress level is rising as folks are having a hard time finding the time to talk to legislators about which bills they will sponsor, support, or even find out if they agree or disagree with the goal of the legislation. To cap off a busy week, the Governor released his 2015-2017 budget proposal on Thursday. See the full report here.