Last week was incredibly busy and stressful as Thursday marked the Senate bill filing deadline and the House bill drafting deadline (by which time House members have to have all their requests in for crafting of their legislative proposals). In the Senate 355 bills were filed this week alone, with the total now at 711 for the session. The House is expected to exceed that number by the time that chamber’s bill filing deadline passes on April 8th. The topics on which legislation was filed ranged greatly, and the sponsorship lists represented some unexpected pairings — a bill to regulate providers of digitally dispatched prearranged transportation services like Uber and Lyft, filed by two members who are normally far opposed on most issues — and some expected themes (Republican-sponsored “Iran Divestment” and “Religious Freedom” bills, a Democrat-sponsored proposal to expand Medicaid).  Read the full report here.