Email Updates

We are now in the 23rd day of the special session. The purpose of this special session is to adopt a budget for the coming biennium. If the Legislature fails... ...

May 18, 2011

As you likely know, the majority party negotiations between the House and Senate stalled in the regular session, which adjourned April 22. The governor called the Legislature back for a 30-day...

May 16, 2011

The regular legislative session ended April 22, two days before scheduled adjournment, but not because state lawmakers finished their work early. In fact, the opposite is true. The Legislature was... ...

May 12, 2011

At the time of my last update the regular session was winding down and it was looking like a special session was inevitable. We are now 15 days into the... ...

May 11, 2011

Thank you for taking part in my recent Budget/Revenue survey. We had great participation! A last-minute reminder brought in an extra 100 respondents. Your answers will be very helpful as... ...

May 11, 2011

We are now in the third week of a special session that has been anything but “special.”  You all know why the Legislature didn’t finish its work during the 105-day... ...

May 10, 2011

The Legislature is in its second week of Special Session. I have little progress to report on the budget negotiations, which are being handled by a few key members of... ...

May 9, 2011

As we entered the month of May, I expected to be back in the 42nd Legislative District discussing the good and the bad of my first legislative session. However, I spent...

May 4, 2011

We’re now nine days into a special session limited to 30 days and yet there is still no budget for us to vote on. People keep asking me, “Why isn’t... ...

May 4, 2011

The regular legislative session adjourned Friday, April 22, however the governor called a special session April 26. The Constitution allows a special session to last 30 days. Budget writers in... ...

May 2, 2011