Budget, Major Legislation Still Moving Through General Assembly

A majority of House subcommittees are now closed and with full committees in both houses either on their final calendars or closed for business, the end of the session is in site. Leaders continue to aim for a May 1 adjournment, with the target date for a completed budget April 25. There are, of course, unanticipated delays that can arise from major pieces of legislation whose fate has yet to be determined. This year that includes bills on school choice and education savings accounts, sports gaming and medical marijuana. Floor activity will also increase for the remainder of April, as the bulk of legislation that survived the committee process now advances for floor votes. Lengthy floor meetings in the House and Senate chambers will become a regular occurrence.

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