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 stretching late into the night and furious last-minute lobbying punctuating stretches of relative calm as members sequestered themselves in caucus meetings to strategies and decide the fate of various proposals. A flurry of bills were filed in the House just before the deadline, with most including a small appropriation or some Finance impact as a means of avoiding the crossover deadline (bills that impact the budget, have a Finance Committee referral or are local bills are not subject to crossover). Read the full report here.